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Handyman: Transition Strip Between Carpet And Tile Flooring


handyman transitionWhen you change the flooring in a room, you will have to deal with the transition between that room and, for example, the hallway leading to that room. There are transition pieces for virtually all flooring types. Some look very unattractive though as they are bulky and don't match either of the flooring surfaces.

For a transition where carpet meets ceramic tile, this handyman prefers to use a transition piece that is hidden under the carpet. The finished product looks like the carpet just butts up against the tile and has a very clean appearance. This is done with a metal "S" channel and lies under the edge of the carpet. The carpet gets cut and tucked under the lip of the channel.

The channel doesn't look like much. You will need to remove 2-3 inches of carpet padding along the transition area. The open side of the channel is spaced about ½" from the edge of the tile and secured to the concrete pad or wood sub floor. The carpet must be cut about ¾" long and is folded around the channel in the space between the channel and the edge of the tile. Once the carpet edge has been uniformly placed in the groove, the metal channel is hammered downward which pinches the carpet tightly to the edge of the ceramic tile. It has a very clean appearance.


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Posted @ Monday, January 03, 2011 2:01 PM by Tom Campbell
This is just what I needed. Thanks!
Posted @ Saturday, November 19, 2011 1:33 PM by Kia
Where can I purchase this S Channel?
Posted @ Tuesday, November 29, 2011 6:22 PM by Lary Atchison
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