Angela Blair

As the Customer Service Manager of Optimum Technologies, Angela assists retailers, architects, designers and flooring experts who have questions about Optimum’s consumer and commercial products. Angela is also a Gradus Specialist and works closely with industry and flooring professionals to help them choose the best Gradus option for their project.
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Tile Transition Strips: The Best Profiles for Ceramic Tile vs. LVT Flooring

Posted by Angela Blair on Mon Nov 2017

With the rise of luxury vinyl tile (LVT), tile flooring is becoming more popular than ever, and more tile means more tile transitions. We hear questions about tile transition strips almost daily - which profiles are best, are there special considerations for LVT… the list goes on. We’ve laid out the basics in this article to help you decide the best profile for your design.

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Topics: Gradus Products, Transition Strips

A Beginner’s Guide to Wood Transition Strips

Posted by Angela Blair on Mon Nov 2017

Hardwood flooring gives your residential or commercial project a warm, classic look, so your transition strips need to match this aesthetic while providing smooth, safe transitions. But which profile is best - genuine hardwood, or wood-finish alternatives? We hear this question all the time, so let’s dive into the basics.

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Topics: Gradus Products, Transition Strips

How to Choose the Best Carpet Transition Strip for your Project

Posted by Angela Blair on Tue Nov 2017

Transition strips are a key safety feature of any flooring installation that involves one type of flooring transitioning to another. But, there are so many different profiles available that choosing the best one for your design can be challenging. How do you know which is best for your project? This is one of the questions we hear most often from architects and planners.

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Topics: Gradus Products, Transition Strips