FOR USE IN COMMERCIAL OR RESIDENTIAL INSTALLATIONS:
Our top-of-the-line, Birch plywood is the most durable ramp material available and can be used under all types of decorative flooring. Because of its extra strength and durability, it’s perfect for commercial and heavy-duty residential installations. TRAXX's birch plywood ramps are easy to install. It only takes a few minutes to create a perfectly smooth transition of any height and length. All TRAXX Engineered Flooring Ramps are available in sizes that are ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant. Improve the appearance and functionality of your installations. Step-up to perfectly aligned decorative flooring with TRAXX Engineered Flooring Ramps.
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All flooring is not created equal... or level.
Installing carpet next to other decorative flooring often causes uneven transitions due to the differing heights of carpet, tile, wood and stone. An abrupt transition suggests an inferior or incomplete installation and creates a tripping hazard.
TRAXX Engineered Flooring Ramps eliminate abrupt transitions between carpet and other decorative flooring surfaces.
Whether you call our products a flooring transition, flooring ramp, carpet lifter, carpet ramp, a ramp to raise carpet, or a carpet shim, it should all mean the same and you have come to the right place. Birch Plywood ramps — and their economical counterpart, composite board ramps — are applicable anywhere you are installing carpet next to hardwood, ceramic tile, stone, marble or any other situation where there is a rise between the sub-floor and the hard surface. Although these ramps were engineered as an extremely sensible and practical flooring transition, they may also be used as a general-purpose product to level cabinets, walls, windows, doors and floors — the possibilities are endless! Choosing the right thickness: Generally, if you measure the height of the rise from the sub-floor to the top of the hard surface, then subtract ½", this will be the ramp thickness you will want installed. The exception to this general rule will be, if you are installing an extremely thick or thin carpet, you may need a thicker or thinner ramp.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT RAMP
8" x 30" Birch Plywood Ramps
The 8" x 30" ramps are available in thicknesses of ¼", 3/8", and ½". These ramps offer a gentle, smooth transition from hard surface to carpet. Typically, the 8" x 32" ramps are installed in doorways of less than 48" wide and particularly in hallway doorways. The shorter transition (ramp) keeps the transition closer to the wall and out of the hallway. They eliminate waste and fit nicely in most residential doorways
12" x 30" Birch Plywood Ramps
The 12" x 48" wide ramps are available in thicknesses of 3/8” and ½". These ramps are typically installed in openings that are 48" or wider and/or where ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) is of concern. Because of the 12" angle, they provide a more gentle, smooth transition from the carpet to the hard surface
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USE THE PRODUCTS ABOVE WITH THEIR ECONOMICAL COMPOSITE BOARD COUNTERPARTS BELOW:
1" x 12" x 48" Composite Board Super Shim
The ADA — (Americans with Disabilities Act) — compliant Super Shim provides the solution for EXTREME HEIGHTS between carpet and hard surfaces such as marble or stone. This ramp is 24" wide by 48" long and 1" thick at the high side. Super Shim is engineered to be installed where there is a rise of 1¼" to 1½" between the sub-floor and hard surface. NO ONE has a better solution for this EXTREME HEIGHT application.
Composite Board Side Shims
Composite Board Side Shims provide a taper to the right and left side of the shim, and eliminate the drop off. They are available for all shim styles — including Super Shim (with the exception of the ¼" products). They complete any transition where Carpet Shims are installed. Notice the compound taper in the image
HOW - TO:
Choosing the right thickness: Generally, if you measure the height of the rise from the sub-floor to the top of the hard surface, then subtract ½", this will be the ramp thickness you will want installed. The exception to this general rule will be, if you are installing an extremely thick or thin carpet, you may need a thicker or thinner ramp. SELECTING A RAMP THICKNESS WHEN INSTALLING CARPET WITH TACKSTRIP To ensure the best finish for short nap carpet, select a ramp thickness that is approximately 3/8” below the top of the raised floor you are finishing to. For longer nap carpet, use a ramp thickness that is approximately 1/2” below the top of the raised floor you are finishing to.Download full instructions here.