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Old 08-09-2011, 07:48 AM   #1
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Flexible molding

I am installing engineered flooring and carpeting in a bedroom expansion.

Instead of a straight break (divide) between the wood and carpet, I would like to cut a small radius curve, 12' long, on the end of the wood floor that meets the carpet.

Are there any flexible wood type moldings I could use ?
Would it be better to use a carpet type molding against the wood ? I know this can be "cut" to be flexible but the end of the wood floor may not be protected.


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Old 08-09-2011, 03:41 PM   #2
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you might be able to bend a plastic carpet strip, though I would test it out before going with the install.

Wood can be bent to but requires a steam box and the know how.


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Old 08-11-2011, 07:56 PM   #3
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Use a board wide enough (or glue up some) so that you can cut the radius out of one piece with a band saw or jig saw, then use a router to make a rabbet on the bottom that will allow it to overlap the edge of the wood floor, bevel the top edges. You might need a seem because the length though. This is also assuming it is a small radius, maybe 8-12". Also, if its a glue down floor, you can have your carpet installer use z-bar, typically what you would see where carpet meets tile.

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As long as the cut edge of the wood is decent, I don't think you'd need a molding. If working from a flat plane, the carpet & pad will likely sit a little higher then the wood flooring and once tucked, should look nice.

If you really want a molding, quarter round / shoe molding can bend pretty well without steaming. You could cut a rabbet in it if you need to lap the cut edge a bit.
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