A bamboo door bar is a strip of bamboo that goes in a doorway. An expansion gap should be left in all doorways to allow for the bamboo flooring to move and change with fluctuations in temperature and humidity. You will want to cover this gap over with something and that is what a door bar is for. For more information on expansion gaps have a look at the following: What is an expansion gap?
Between different rooms you will likely have different flooring choices. There are different types of door bars that transition between different types and levels of flooring. All of our door bars are available in colours and styles to match your bamboo flooring. Here is a quick guide to bamboo door bars:
A T-Moulding is perfect for concealing gaps between doorways that have the same level of floor either side. Both floors must be solid. For example, bamboo to bamboo, bamboo to hardwood flooring, or bamboo to tiles. A T-Moulding is not suitable to use with carpet.
A Threshold is designed to cover the gap between doorways where a bamboo floor meets a carpet.
A Flush Reducer, sometimes referred to as a ‘ramp’ is used when the bamboo flooring meets another floor covering that is at a lower level, when gluing your floor down. For example, if you had bamboo flooring meeting a thin vinyl or tile floor. The flush reducer would act as a ramp between the two.
An R Profile is similar to a flush reducer but should be used if you are floating your bamboo floor. It will act as a ramp to reduce the bamboo flooring down to a different flooring at a lower height.
If you want any further advice about which bamboo door bar is most suitable for your particular room or project, please give us a call.