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Old 01-09-2011, 08:03 AM   #1
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I am getting ready to tile my kitchen which is separated from my dining room by a bar. There is an entryway in the dining room. I was considering tiling both rooms and putting a large area rug in the dining room as I prefer carpet under the table. Would it look odd if I instead carpeted the middle of the dining room with a 1" tile border around 3 sides, the 4th side is the end with the entryway and also the end that joins the kitchen. So basically the diningroom table would be centered on a rectangle of carpeting....sorry if this is hard to follow!
The reason I'm thinking laid carpet rather than area rug is it will stay put when scootching chairs whereas an are rug mmight bunch up.


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It's not hard to follow, and I love the idea. I plan on doing 3 rooms in a similar fashion. T&G hardwood floor for about 2 to 3 feet from the wall, then carpet in the center. This allows easy cleaning around the edges of the room, and keeps the carpet from getting 'dents' in it from dressers, cabinets, etc. So I say GO FOR IT! Very smart!

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I've seen that done,many times.--It is a good look---Some carpeted rooms use a hardwood border--

I say,Go---do it!
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What will you use for a transition?
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As far as what? The carpet will end at the tile....I'm nt sure what you mean, sorry!
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Cindy,

He means how will you protect the tile edges? You need to be very careful because chairs or vacuuming can damage the edges. The finished thickness of both areas is very important too. Tiles will required a matting or concrete backer under them, and so it's likely to be higher.

I will be the first to nix your idea. It would be much better and trouble free if you tile the entire room and place a nice area rug under the table, that way it can be decretive and you can easily change it when necessary. Shouldn't the rug have a design anyway?

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The edge of an area rug would be along a fairly high traffic are, thought it might be kind of in the way. Also, like I said, chairs don't always scootch on an area rug as well. Also seems like a waste to put in tile I know I want to cover up! lol! The transition thing is something I am not sure about (that's why I love these post - brings into play things one person doesn't always think of!). I would have to check with the carpet place for ideas....
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I think the concern would be tripping on the edge of the tile, although if the edge tiles were rounded and the carpet thick enough (padded?) it should be fine IMHO. My wife LOVES the idea of the hardwood around the edges, (after I convinced her) and from the few times I've seen it, I like it too.

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no, I'm not really concerned about tripping over the tile edge. What are you using for transition between the hardwood and the carpet? This is a corncern since it was brought up here....
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You still need a transition. Just tucking the carpet in next to the tile is not a good idea. It will wear out on the tackstrip and violates CRI installation standards. It also voids the carpet warranty.
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I'll just route the edge round and give it a quick spray of clear. With thick carpet and pad that puts the carpet about " higher than the flooring.
Should look great!

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So will just a tack strip keep the carpet from fraying? That's my concern.
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No a tack strip will not keep the carpet from fraying. It also will wear out where you walk on the carpet that is directly on the tackstrip. That's why CRI says tackstrip is not to be used in an opening.
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Thanks Rusty. Do you have a transition suggestion or is there really just no good way to do this? I really want it but I don't want to have the carpet ruined........
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The only transtions made for this aren't very attractive.

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