Laminate to Carpet transition

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Old 02-12-09, 10:36 PM
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Laminate to Carpet transition

I am putting a laminate floor in my living room and hall but the hall connects to two bedrooms that have carpet but the hall and living room is higher than the carpeted rooms. I don't want to pull the carpet up and raise the floors up so is there a nice way to transition from the laminate to the carpet?
 
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Old 02-13-09, 12:17 PM
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I had this exact same problem. I resolved it by glueing a solid hardwood shim to the reducer. Then I used a stain pen to stain the exposed face of the hardwood the same colour as the flooring. The finished reducer looks like a cross between a sloped reducer and a square reducer, but look and works great. Here's an illustration of what I did:
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Old 02-14-09, 08:21 AM
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My run was too long so I made my own reducer. You could use a 2x4 and shave it down to shape with a table saw and router. It takes a little work, but it's a source of pride.
 
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Old 02-22-09, 12:08 PM
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Are you installing over ceramic tile?
If so the carpet should be tucked to it and the reducer should simply cover the edge.
If you are seeing the raw edge of tile or subfloor you should
shim the floor in the bedrooms up. Remove the tackless strip and use cedar shake ro carpet shims than restrip and retuck.
 
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