Tile to carpet transition

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Old 11-13-10, 11:20 PM
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Tile to carpet transition

We have recently installed tile in my kitchen. We left the original vinyl and installed 1/4" backerboard. Then, we layed the tile which is also 1/4" in height. The transition from the kitchen opens to the family room (10 ft wide, no door). Of course the carpet is lower than the tile. I was told I should install a wooden threshold to make this transition. My question is this...Am I to remove the exising metal carpet transition before I put down the wooden threshold? The gap from the carpet to the tile is 3/4" - 1". Am I to use some sort of adhesive/glue to secure the wooden threshold to the floor or do I need to drill holes in the threshold and secure with screws? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 11-14-10, 05:02 AM
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Well your picture gives a good look at the tile and the throw rug, but not much of the joint involved, so we are still in the dark. You should leave the metal strip as it keeps your carpet taut. Removing it will create looseness in the carpet and bunching. Have you picked out a profile that will give support across the edge of the tile to the carpet past the strip? If the substrate is wood, then I would just use finish nails to attach it to the floor through the thickest part.
 
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Put in a tack strip then get your normal threshold piece.
 
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Sorry about the picture earlier. It was the only one I had of the area. Below are some better photos of the space involved.

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I was given a threshold that looks like this:


They are an unfinished red oak. I had to by 2. They had one that was super long, but fell short by just 6 inches. The width of the wooden threshold is 2 inches.
 
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Old 11-14-10, 10:49 AM
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Some PL400 will secure that down just fine to your floor.
 
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Thank you. I will try that.
 
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