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Home Safety for the Holidays: Edition 2

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The holiday season is a time where we gather together with family and friends to appreciate one another and celebrate.

As parents and grandparents age and their mobility becomes more limited, gatherings may become more difficult. This is where temporary access solutions, like TRANSITIONS® threshold ramps, mats, and plates, can make a huge difference.

Help eliminate potential trip hazards caused by raised door thresholds by simply making the entrance of your home easier to access. To assist you in determining which threshold ramp will work best for your entryway, we’ve gathered the specifications,ideal uses, and key features for each access solution that we offer specifically for door thresholds.


TRANSITIONS® Angled Entry Mat

TRANSITIONS® Angled Entry Mat

This “welcome” mat is ideal for most door types because it doesn’t interfere with door tracks or outward swinging doors. The mat also securely accommodates doorways both inside and outside, so you can put one on both sides of the door for easy exit and entry.

Sizes Available (L x W x H):

  • TAEM 1.5: 14” x 40” x 1.5”
  • TAEM 2.5: 25” x 43” x 2.5”

Height Ranges:

  • TAEM 1.5 accommodates thresholds up to 1.5” high, but can be trimmed down as needed
  • TAEM 2.5 accommodates thresholds up to 2.5” high, but can be trimmed down as needed

Material:

  • Rubber

Highlight Features:

  • Can be trimmed to fit your exact doorway dimensions
  • Has beveled edges for cross-directional traffic
  • By nature, the recycled rubber material is slip‑resistant
  • Available in three different colors: Black, grey, or brown
TRANSITIONS® Angled Entry Ramp

TRANSITIONS® Angled Entry Ramp

This small, portable threshold ramp features independently adjustable legs with swivel feet, allowing for a wide range of vertical height adjustment. These features make it ideal for doorways that swing in and out, uneven surfaces, or small step ups to an entryway.

Sizes Available (L x W x H):

  • TAER 12: 12” x 36.25” x 1.362”
  • TAER 24: 24” x 36.25” x 1.669”
  • TAER 36: 36” x 36.25” x 3.282”

Height Ranges:

  • TAER 12 accommodates thresholds up to 2.958”
  • TAER 24 accommodates thresholds up to 4.361”
  • TAER 36 accommodates thresholds up to 5.836”

Material:

  • Aluminum

Highlight Features:

  • The legs adjust independently, making the Angled Entry Ramp the perfect solution for uneven surfaces.
  • Made of high-strength aluminum that will not rust or corrode
  • Permanent slip‑resistant surface for superior traction


TRANSITIONS® Angled Entry Plate

TRANSITIONS® Angled Entry Plate

The angled entry plate is a stand-alone, formed aluminum solution for your door threshold that features an applied, slip‑resistant surface for safe mobility. This makes it a great solution for a fairly small threshold that needs to be converted into a smooth surface to ease the transition through the doorway.

Sizes Available (L x W x H):

  • TAEP 08: 8” x 32” x .695”
  • TAEP 10: 10” x 32” x .695”
  • TAEP 12: 12” x 32” x .695”

Height Ranges:

  • TAEP 08 accommodates thresholds up to 1.312"
  • TAEP 10 accommodates thresholds up to 1.625"
  • TAEP 12 accommodates thresholds up to 2”

Material:

  • Aluminum

Highlight Features:

  • Formed from high-strength aluminum which will not rust or corrode over time
  • Simple 1-piece design means no assembly or moveable parts
TRANSITIONS® Modular Entry Mat

TRANSITIONS® Modular Entry Mat

This entry mat is highly versatile. With its modular components, you can combine and configure mats and risers  to accommodate your home’s unique entryway. The mat simply sits against the doorsill, inside or outside, to provide a smooth ground-to-sill transition. This solution is ideal for doorways and raised landings.

Sizes Available (L x W x H):

  • Each mat is 24” x 48” x 2.5”
  • Each riser is 24" x 24" x 2.25"

Height Ranges:

  • Each standalone mat accommodates thresholds up 2.5”, but can be trimmed down as needed
  • An additional mat and one set of risers can be added to obtain a maximum height of 4.75”

Material:

  • Rubber

Highlight Features:

  • Made of 100% recycled material, is slip‑resistant, and durably designed for years of continued use
  • Two mats can be placed side-by-side to accommodate wider entrances
  • Can be easily trimmed or notched to fit any entrance


TRANSITIONS® Modular Entry Ramp

TRANSITIONS® Modular Entry Ramp

This modular entry ramp is quite versatile with many sizes available to accommodate a wide range of threshold heights. Ideal for most doorways and door types, however, it does include a pivoting flap that attaches to the top of the ramp that can interfere with door tracks and door swing. This flap conveniently provides .75” of additional adjustability, but does not have to be used.

Sizes Available (L x W x H):

  • TMER 1: 6.5" x 34" x 1"
  • TMER 1.5: 9.5" x 34" x 1.5"
  • TMER 2: 12" x 34" x 2"
  • TMER 3: 17" x 34" x 3"
  • TMER 4: 22.25" x 34" x 4"
  • TMER 5: 27.5" x 34" x 5"
  • TMER 6: 32.75" x 34" x 6"

Height Ranges:

  • TMER 1 accommodates thresholds between .75" and 1.25"
  • TMER 1.5 accommodates thresholds between 1.25" and 1.75"
  • TMER 2 accommodates thresholds between 1.75" and 2.25"
  • TMER 3 accommodates thresholds between 2.75" and 3.25"
  • TMER 4 accommodates thresholds between 3.75" and 4.25"
  • TMER 5 accommodates thresholds between 4.75" and 5.25"
  • TMER 6 accommodates thresholds between 5.75" and 6.25"

Material:

  • Aluminum

Highlight Features:

  • Installation is easy with our hidden hinge... sections can be added or removed as needed to accommodate your threshold
  • Extruded, slip‑resistant surface for superior traction


A gentle slope can make a world of difference.

With attractive designs available in multiple styles and materials to suit your needs and taste, you can be sure to find the TRANSITIONS threshold solution you need to create a sturdy, seam-free surface over your door thresholds.

If you are interested in adding additional access solutions to your home during the holidays, feel free to read through edition 1 of this blog.

If you have any questions about creating an accessible space for your home, please feel free to reach out to us today!

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