laminate to carpet transition

Old 09-17-06, 08:58 PM
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laminate to carpet transition

I'm installing laminate in a room where it butts up to carpet. The carpet edge is finished with the "J" channel w/integrated tack strip. My question is when transitioning from laminate to carpet, I know to use transition piece but what about the J channel? Do I remove it and tack down the carpet edge then apply the lanimate transition piece?
Old 09-18-06, 05:47 AM
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Remove the aluminum crimp metal. Mark where the carpet ends on the floor, so you know where the endcap transition goes. Pull the carpet & pad back. Install your flooring and transition. Install tackstrip along the transition, leaving a 1/4-3/8 gap/gully to tuck the carpet into. Stretch the carpet up on the tackstrip, and trim the edge so it is about an 1/8 long. Sqirt a bead of latex carpet seam sealer in the gully, and tuck the carpet in the gully, with a butter knife.

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