A Guide To Fitting Flooring Accessories


Fitting a flooring accessory will add that finishing touch to your floor. Quite often we at Flooring Direct are asked, “what accessories do I need for which flooring?” and “what if I have two different types of flooring?”, “how do I transition from room to room?” This guide was created to help you decide which flooring accessories are right for your flooring.


Why you need flooring accessories

Of course having some new flooring can really give your house life. You’ll immediately see the difference a new carpet, laminate or vinyl has on your living spaces. However, once you fit door bars and/or beading, the room will look perfect. The right trimmings will give your floor much more than an aesthetically pleasing look. In addition to making the room look finished, the right accessories can also give extra protection against any potential damage to the floor. 

We stock everything, from grippers and adhesives, to door bars and stair rods. If it all sounds mind boggling, our friendly live chat team will be able to advise you on anything you need.


Why we love flooring accessories

The make your room really look finished

Help to keep your flooring secure and safe

Seamlessly bridge gaps and transition between different types of flooring

Provide extra protection for your floor


Flooring accessories: Glossary


Carpet gripper

Provided in lengths of 1m, carpet gripper comes pre-nailed and gives a firm grip on your floors to prevent new carpets moving once laid. Simple to use, carpet gripper can be cut to size if needed, which can speed up installation. Carpet gripper is suitable for use on wooden floorboards and most concrete subfloors.


Wooden beading

Sold in a variety of colours and shades, beading is designed to complement your wood flooring. Engineered wood and laminate floor edging will bridge the gap between your planks and the wall or skirting board.


Single edge door bar

If you’re looking for a way to join the threshold between a room and an open area of hard flooring, then look no further! Available in brass and aluminum to suit all styles, single door bars are perfect to bridge the gap between a carpet and vinyl. Not only are they useful, they also stylishly finish your doorways.


Double edge door bar

Need to join two carpets together? A double edge door bar is exactly what you need! With grips on either side to hold your carpet in place, a double edge door bar make door thresholds look neat and stylish. They also keep your carpet edges safe from trip hazards and help to keep your carpet smooth and free from lumps.

Z section door bar

Have two types of flooring of a different height? A Z section bar is just what you need. Ideal for heavy use, a Z section door bar creates a neat and tidy appearance when joining carpet with other carpet or hard floors of a different height..


Laminate door bar

Available in a choice of colours to complement your new laminate flooring to perfection. The door bars will sit flush across thresholds and create a seamless transition between rooms with laminate flooring.


LVT door bar

LVT door bars will sit across thresholds, covering extensive gaps and protecting your floor. These innovative door bars incorporate a clear central space, so you can slot in a strip of your LVT, making the room-to-room transition of different floorings completely seamless and almost invisible.


Double sided vinyl tape

Double sided vinyl tape will fix vinyl flooring to your sub floor. Easy to use, the tape is super strong and provides a firm and secure hold that will most certainly last. Just attach the tape to the underside of your vinyl flooring and then lay the vinyl across your floor. Stick down for a flat and even finish. Trust us, the flooring won’t move!


Vinyl adhesive spray

Much like vinyl tape, adhesive spray is a quick and easy way to make sure your vinyl flooring stays in place. This powerful spray will act fast and will bond your vinyl to pretty much any sub-floor including concrete, stone, wood and tiles.


Stair Rods

Stair rods are a simple, yet effective way of transforming your stairs. They’ll add style to this often forgotten space for the perfect finishing touch!



The right rug will change the dynamic of a room instantly and give it a completely different feel. Whether you want to make your living room feel snug or feel cosy in your bedroom, we’ll have something in our range of rugs.



Underlay is a must have. it really will change how your flooring feels, wears and looks. From adding cushioned depth and absorbing shock, to reducing noise and insulating your home, the need for underlay is undeniable.