It’s All in the Details: Beautiful Flooring Transitions We Can’t Get Enough Of

published May 17, 2016
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(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 six 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.

(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: 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.