Transition from new carpet to tile

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Old 12-16-01, 04:08 PM
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Transition from new carpet to tile

I am putting in new carpet and have tile around fire place, want to know how to butt the carpet to the tile without some kind of metal or wood strips. Any help greatly appreciated.
 
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Installing carpet around tile hearth

Carpet can be turned and tucked around the tile to avoid transitional pieces.
 
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Thanks for the reply. Can you explain turned and tucked?
Is this something the DIY can do?
 
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Turning and tacking can only be done on wood subfloors. You cut the carpet long, so if you fold it under, it meets up with the padding that is about an inch back from the tile, and the nap meets the tile. Then with an electric upholstery tacker, or carpet tacks(scary around C-tile), tack it down. It's the way they do it in mobile homes.

If your on concrete then Z-bar and tackstrip is one option. another is just tackstrip and then running a bead of carpet seam sealer in the gully(no more then 3/8") between the tackstrip and tile, before trimming and tucking. Or you could go with a transition moulding.
 
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