As is the case with most renovation and remodeling projects, when one buys a pre-finished hardwood floor, it needs to be accessorized.

Hawaii Hardwood Flooring brings more than 30 years of experience to every flooring project it takes on, and president Chris Brenna makes it a priority to offer a multitude of residential and commercial flooring options. The company has operated out of its central Kalihi location for four years now and features three installation teams and three sanding-and-finishing teams.

“When you buy a new, pre-finished hard-wood floor for your home, there are accessories needed to finish the job,” Brenna said. “In Hawaii, sometimes it’s hard to get a hold of the right molding for your floor, but we’re stocking them now. Hawaii Hardwood Flooring offers moldings for a variety of different floors. We have them in stock, and they can be used with any engineered floor.”


One of the more popular types of molding is T-Molding, which is used to transition from wood to tile and also in doorways, where wood flooring is added to an existing wood-floor style, or if there are directional changes in different rooms. It allows for different surfaces on the same level to be connected smoothly, without exposing any cumbersome edges.

End Caps, or Square Noses, are used for wood-to-carpet transitions and doorways, and also for sliding glass door-to-wood transitions. Baby Thresholds and Thresholds do the same thing, only they are usually wider and have more of a gradual slope from a raised surface to a lower one.

Reducers are used in situations where the flooring style goes from wood to vinyl, wood to concrete or wood to sliding glass door tracks that are lower than the floor.

Stair-Nosing, or Bull-Nosing, are pieces necessary for application for any kind of staircases or elevation change and landing areas. These molding pieces provide a smoothed edge to each step and hide the flooring seams.


Hawaii Hardwood Flooring also offers trim molding to go around walls, including Quarter Round, which provides a smoothed, rounded edge at the point where floor meets wall, and Baseboards, which give some “bling and pop” when matching walls with a hard-wood floor selection.

“A lot of times in the pre-finished flooring industry, suppliers and retailers have the flooring in stock, but they don’t have moldings in stock,” Brenna said. “Or, they’re extremely expensive. So you’ll buy a new floor for a good price, and you’ll pay out the ying yang for moldings. The factories that make wood flooring, they don’t make the moldings, so sometimes the distributors charge big money because they know it’s harder to get them.”

As a special mahalo to its loyal Hawaii Renovation readers, Hawaii Hardwood Flooring is offering up to 50 percent off molding selections throughout September.

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