- Use to transition from 3/8 inch thick tiles to floor
- Black vinyl material
- 12 Ft lengths
Edge reducer for 3/8 inch in black. 12 ft long piece.
This strip consists of a homogeneous PVC material that has a bit of flex to it, so the installation process is a potential simple DIY project. It reduces the possibility of a trip hazard over the new tile floor by creating a ramp to the lip of the tile, making it easier to step upward onto the new tile floor.
Size and Shape Options
This 3/8 floor reducer has a slanted shape on one side that creates the ramp upward to the new flooring.
The 3/8 inch thick tiles will slide into the opening on the back side of the ramp piece, creating a secure fit without adding a new tripping hazard.
The 3/8 floor reducer ships in a 12-foot length. Should the installer need a shorter piece, the PVC material is flexible enough that it will cut easily when using a utility knife.
PVC plastic is known for its flexibility and durability. It is an ideal material to use for a 3/8 floor reducer, as it will be flexible enough to fit into an existing tile layout. Over the years, it should show minimal wear and tear from people walking across it.
This reducer will work in high traffic commercial or residential indoor locations. It does require a glue down installation for the best results. Be certain to select a type of glue or adhesive that is safe to use with PVC.
Pattern and Texture Options
This floor transition reducer is available in an all-black color only, so it works best with all-black floors, such as rolled rubber or rubber tiles. However, it will work on any type of area where the installer wants to reduce the impact on the lip of a new tile floor.
The ramp section of the floor transition strip will be visible, so if not going to or from a black-colored floor, the strip may not look like part of the existing floor. However, when used with a black rubber floor, the ramp will blend in with it, meaning it will not be obvious that you installed a transition flooring strip.
Common Use Options
Many customers make use of a 3/8 floor reducer in a commercial location or public building where people frequently are walking. The entity can reduce the possibility of having a trip and fall injury occur on the property for which the entity would be liable. Some of the most common customers for these strips include:
- Shopping malls
- Retail locations
- Nursing homes
- Medical facilities
- Office environments
- Government buildings
Because these strips are ADA compliant, they give the entity the ability to provide a safe space for visitors who may have a disability that increases the chance of suffering a tripping injury.
The ramp that the strip creates is far safer and easier to navigate for people using a walker when going from one room to another room that contains a different type of flooring. Some of our customers are homeowners who may have someone using a wheelchair or walker in the home.
To install these flooring transition strips, start by measuring the height of the flooring that is now taller. This particular 3/8 floor reducer model will accommodate flooring between 7 mm and 9.5 mm in height (or about 1/4 to 3/8 inches in height).
This reducer especially works well with common thicknesses of rubber flooring of 7 mm, 8 mm, and 9 mm.
To install the reducer, just slide the tail on the reducer strip underneath the new tile. The edge of the new tile should fit into the slot behind the ramp. Using glue provides the most secure installation, but the installer can use a dry lay technique for a temporary installation.
For customers who need to create a safe transition onto a thinner floor, Greatmats also offers a reducer that accommodates flooring between 4 mm and 6.5 mm in height.
Cleaning and Maintenance Requirements
PVC is an easy material to clean. This reducer does not require any specific cleaning techniques to keep it in top condition.
To remove dry debris, customers can sweep it with a broom or run a vacuum cleaner over the top, just as they would do with the main segments of flooring.
Customers also can mop the reducer, just as they would do with the existing flooring. Use a mixture of warm water and a neutral pH cleaner for the best results.
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Q: I have a 31 linear foot transition from a 3/8 rubber floor roll installed over concrete. Is this the best edge reducer to use in this situation? Thank you.
Q: What type of glue should be used to secure this transition strip to a concrete floor?
|SF per Item||1.00|
|Number of Pieces per Package Type||1|
|Interlock Loss||0.00 feet|
|Surface Design||Solid color|
|Installation Method||Glue down|
|Border Strips Included||No|