It’s All in the Details: Beautiful Flooring Transitions

by Nancy Mitchell

(Image credit: Royal Roulotte)

“God,” German architect Mies van der Rohe once famously said, “is in the details.” It’s hard to imagine more beautiful details than these eight boundaries where two flooring surfaces meet, marrying different materials in innovative and elegant ways. If you decide to imitate these transitions in your own home, don’t be surprised if everyone spends all their time looking down or hire happy cleans house cleaning.

(Image credit: Royal Roulotte)

In this kitchen from Royal Roulotte, hexagonal concrete tiles in a tumbling block pattern transition seamlessly into an antique wood floor.

(Image credit: Houzz)

Brass strips make an elegant transition from marble to wood in this space spotted on Houzz.

(Image credit: 79 Ideas)

Scalloped concrete meets wood at at NYC’s Musket Room, spotted on 79 Ideas.

(Image credit: Kalb Lempereur)

(Image credit: Kalb Lempereur)

Tile pavers playfully transition to wood in this bathroom from Kalb Lempereur.

(Image credit: Decoholic)

(Image credit: Decoholic)

Wood floor meets tile in this kitchen from Decoholic.

(Image credit: Belle and Boo)

I love how the herringbone pattern of the wood wraps and embraces the tiles in this photo from Belle and Boo.

(Image credit: House and Garden)

Wood meets marble, with just the thinnest strip of brass in between, in this kitchen floor from House & Garden.

(Image credit: T Magazine)

Hexagonal marble tiles marry with wood in a gorgeous bathroom from T Magazine.

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