Whenever a floating floor is installed, it is important to consider the amount of expansion that could occur due to changing climactic conditions throughout the year. To accommodate the expansion and shrinkage caused by these temperature changes, a 10mm gap must exist between the edge of the new floor and the nearest wall. Floors that are installed after skirting has been laid must use flooring trims such as scotia or beading to hide this unsightly 10mm gap. Though extremely similar, scotia features a roughly triangular profile, while beading features a generally rectangular profile. To ensure these accessories match the tone and feel or your new floating floor, both options are available in a number of textures and finishes. These accessories can be purchased in hardwood varieties, including a raw clear finish, cherry, jarrah, merbau, oak, natural bamboo, pine, potted gum, Sydney blue gum, and more. Quick-Step laminate floors are compatible with a number of exclusively designed flooring scotias and beading patterns to ensure a seamless aesthetic installation.