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Old 06-03-2016, 07:46 PM   #1
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Transition- Tile To Carpet


Any recommendations on a transition strip, looking for what will look the best ??
I think they're all ugly imo

In the past I've been provide more often than not the aluminum L strip

It always looks out of place in a residential setting to me, reminds me of a commercial building.

Is there another option? Whats your standard "go to" ?

Here's what I'm looking at finishing off. All the hardware will be brushed nickel.

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Here, I'm going to end up right at about 1/2" higher than the tack strip you can see in this picture.

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Re: Transition- Tile To Carpet


They shim and turn and tack it here 95% of the time.


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Marble transitions are dandy for places like that---

however, I make most of mine using oak or cherry---a table saw and a router with a round over bit---stain and spray varnish---done and made to fit---can even be made to over lap the tile or carpet to hide the cuts.
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I'm not sure there's enough carpet to fold, good idea though.
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Marble transitions are dandy for places like that---

however, I make most of mine using oak or cherry---a table saw and a router with a round over bit---stain and spray varnish---done and made to fit---can even be made to over lap the tile or carpet to hide the cuts.
Had thought of wood, but I would want it to be flush with the tile.
I'm not wanting to build it up any more than I have to, the old strip looked like a wheel chair ramp
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What about the Schluter Reno T?
Or would that be too much of a toe stubber?
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Maybe use a beveled Schluter or marble transition if the carpet is short otherewise have the carpet stretched and tucked.
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you just realized this?
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Yep

Its best to just dangle it over the end

But I thought an ugly piece of trim might be nice!

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Re: Transition- Tile To Carpet


In all reality I thought maybe someone had an idea I've never heard of, or seen before.

And since, well most here, have seen or done it all- I thought maybe, just maybe I could get a little more educated information ??

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Yep
tell them to call a flooring guy as their carpeting needs to be replaced.
The recommendations given are standard and sometimes ya just wind up "there".
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Schluter has different colour tile to carpet transitions.
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I usually run schluter on the tile edge. Pick your color. Then kick the carpet to the schluter. Carpet layer sometimes doubles the tack strip to get the carpet even with the tile.
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I'm not sure there's enough carpet to fold, good idea though.

Looks to me like you could have carried the tile halfway into the doorway then you would have enough.
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[QUOTE=gowings;4819954]I usually run schluter on the tile edge. Pick your color. Then kick the carpet to the schluter. Carpet layer sometimes doubles the tack strip to get the carpet even with the tile.[/QUOTE

Thats pretty typical to how I've done it in the past, sometimes it looks good, sometimes ehh
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Looks to me like you could have carried the tile halfway into the doorway then you would have enough.
Not sure I like that, then the tile would show out in the hallway with the door shut.
That's not real attractive
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Tile is always run halfway the door. That way when the door is closed you see neither the carpet or tile. The tile sits way too far back.
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I always transition the changing floors under the door, where ever the door may be, that where I put the break. Right under the door is where this is too.

This is also where it had been prior because its right up to the original hallway tack strip.

Nothing wrong here, try again

Sometimes doors are located toward the interior, and sometimes its opposite but my transition always goes under the door.
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Sorry but the pictures shows the tile not centred under the door. That's why I'm mentioning it. Maybe you where waiting to get an answer for a transition before continuing the tile work.
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Of course, I just stopped there until I decided my definitive game plan for tying the two together.

Surely you wouldn't think I was just going to stop 6-8" away!


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