Making carpet level with new raised marble floor

Old 03-01-04, 08:49 AM
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Making carpet level with new raised marble floor

Hi all,

I'm contemplating putting in some marble flooring over a concrete first floor. At the point where it adjoins existing wall to wall carpeting the new marble will be higher unless the carpet is raised to meet it.

I'm thinking I need to raise both the tack strip and sort of slope the carpet up to meet the marble. (I'm a carpeting newbie. Never worked with it before although I'm relatively handy about the house.)

How do I do that the right way?

Old 03-01-04, 11:04 AM
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get some z bar and ask how to use it, that helps raise up to tile.
any floor store should stock it for their installers.
Old 03-02-04, 12:48 PM
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Thanks. I'll look into z bar edging.

Do I have to also do something a little bit farther from the edge? So it doesn't look like a ski ramp just where the two meet?
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Use cedar shakes (wooden shingles) to ease the transition.
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How much transition do you have to make? Is it 3/4"? If so, you can use a wooden 3/4" baby threshold to which carpet can abutt. If possible, you can turn and tuck carpet up against the height of the tile and underlayment for a visual equal in height if carpet pile height equals height of tile. I guess what I am asking is how much transition. What is the height of the tile floor and what is the height of the carpeted floor to which you have to make the transition? It is best if carpet can be turned and tucked against tile so that no transitional piece has to be used.
Old 03-03-04, 06:31 PM
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