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Transition between different types of flooring is not flush

Acceptable Performance/Condition

An abrupt change in height where different floor finishes abut is acceptable provided the transition is suitably eased (see Remarks).


One-Year  Work and Materials


Where the acceptable performance has not been met, repairs shall be made.


The subfloor provides the even base on which all finished flooring materials are installed. Changes in height between different flooring materials are caused by material thickness and/or installation methods.  Standard practice (unless discussed prior to construction and specified in the Agreement of Purchase and Sale or contract) is to install a transition strip of a material such as wood, metal or marble to ease the change in height. These transition strips do not constitute a tripping hazard and may be used at the builder's discretion. Transition strips may vary in material, colour, grain and/or dimension.


New Home Warranty Program of Saskatchewan
Construction Performance Standards
Effective January 1, 2014