carpet laying at threshold to other material

Old 03-31-01, 07:23 AM
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We've laid a new vinyl floor in bathroom. Need step by step instructions for securing edge of carpet where it meets the vinyl floor.
Old 04-17-01, 06:53 AM
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There are several ways to do it.

The most common here in Texas is by using Z-bar along with tackstrip. This method folds the carpet over so no exposed metal is showing. After nailing the tackstrip & Z-bar you stretch the carpet and hook it on the tackstrip. Then trim the carpet 1/4"-3/8" longer then the Z-bar. Fold the carpet over and tuck it under the Z-bar lip. Then hammer the edge down, crimping the carpet.

Next would be the use of gold or silver crimp metal. This method looks commercial to me but saves the edge of the carpet from cleaners used when cleaning the vinyl floor. Cut the metal to fit the doorway. Stretch the carpet up on the pins that are made on the metal. Trim the carpet right at the metal lip and tuck it under. Then with a rubber mallet or a big scrap of carpet and a hammer to keep from denting the metal. Beat the exposed metal lip down, crimping the carpet.

There are rubber trim, you glue down that do the same basic thing as the gold and silver crimp metals only you must use tackstrip to back then up to hold a stretch on the carpet. Also you don't hammer them down.

Then there is the metal track that uses a rubber "T" moulding that snaps into the track.

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