Ceramic Tool Reducers: Transitions for Concrete with Durability and Style
Over the last decade, concrete has been making the move from streets and garages and into our homes and businesses for a variety of reasons. Concrete is strong and durable and with a little added dye and etching, can become an attractive, alternative flooring option for a reasonable price! The dilemma created by this trend is how to transition between various flooring types and the concrete.
Ceramic Tool Company has the solutions, offering two reducers to accomplish these level changes without sacrificing style to durability. One consideration when working with transitions to concrete is durability. After all, a major benefit of concrete flooring is its resiliency to endure heavy foot traffic and equipment and the anodized aluminum reducer profiles from Ceramic Tool are tougher than a rubber option. Another consideration is ADA compliance. Finally, aesthetics, concrete is not exclusive to industrial space anymore, Ceramic Tool reducers offer a sleek appearance to fit in commercial or residential construction projects.
CTC 316 Reducer – This is a metal transition with a lip that reduces from 3/16” soft surface flooring to 0” concrete. The 1-¾” width offers an ADA compliant transition with a sleek design that is suitable for commercial or residential construction. Anodized aluminum finishes are available in a variety of colors to best match the project design and can be used with existing flooring or new construction.
CTC 18 Reducer – This is a metal transition that reduces from 1/8” soft surface or vinyl down to 0” concrete. This anodized aluminum reducer is a far more durable solution to rubber and the 2” wide transition is ADA complaint. Like other Ceramic Tool products, this material is offered in a variety of finish options to best match existing or new flooring. The smooth transition strip offers an attractive solution for concrete applications.
INSTALLATION/APPLICATION – Both of these reducers are designed for installation over concrete and are great for use at doorways, escalator pads, where the mall concourse meets lease lines, or anywhere a change in floor height occurs with concrete. Both products are available with countersunk holes or without. For more strength, the material can be mechanically fastened to concrete and is supplied with ¼” x 1-¾” Hilti screws. The no-holes version of these materials can be installed with durable construction The other installation option is to use durable construction adhesive with the no-hole version.
Ceramic Tool company manufactures a variety of metal transitions. Our experience in the industry for over 35 years makes our team is a great resource for all flooring transitions. Keep us in mind for your next project involving concrete flooring!