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stradt03 01-04-2012 05:42 PM

Carpet to Laminate Floor Transition
 
Our house was broken into and the carpet is trashed. We will be installing laminate flooring in it's place. The carpet being replaced is in our living room and it extends into our master bedroom. The laminate will stop at the entrance to our bedroom and the bedroom will remain carpeted. I know I will need to add an endcap for the transition from laminate to carpet but how far back do I need to cut the carpet at the door? What do I need to do to keep the carpet secured at the door? Will I need to staple or add a tack strip?

Picture is attached for reference. This is looking from the living room hallway into the master bedroom.

Thanks!
Jason



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Bud Cline 01-04-2012 05:47 PM

Transitions take place under the center of the door.

We'll let a carpet installer make more suggestions.

stradt03 01-04-2012 06:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bud Cline (Post 812580)
Transitions take place under the center of the door.

We'll let a carpet installer make more suggestions.

thanks Bud. I'll wait for a carpet installer's response!

stradt03 01-05-2012 08:19 PM

come on in carpet guys!!

rusty baker 01-05-2012 09:04 PM

Put the transition track right under the door. Put a piece of tackstrip about 3/8" back from the track. Kick the carpet up, rub it down, trim and tuck in. Finish the laminate leaving a gap. Put the transition cap on and you are done. The cap will cover both edges and with the door closed you will only see whatever is on the floor of the room you are in.

Bud Cline 01-05-2012 09:06 PM

Rusty's bus was late. Sorry for the delay.:)

ben's plumbing 01-05-2012 09:11 PM

iwuold put it under center of door then when your in one room or the other you only see whats on that floor...

joecaption 01-05-2012 09:12 PM

Also consider engineered flooring instead.
Real wood, can be refinished, long lasting finish. does not look plastic like laminite, does not feel bouncy, not that much more expencive.
I can just walk into a house with laminite and know what it is, not so with engineered, it looks and is real wood just more stable.


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