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Old 01-25-2008, 09:07 PM   #1
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Have to make a engineered floor to carpet transition at three bedrrom doors. I purchased end caps to do this but am not completely clear how to do it. The salesman at Lumber Liquidators said I just glue the end cap down with Liquid Nail and tuck the carput under. First, I assume that the lip of the end cap goes over the wood floor - but how do I get the carpet to tuck under the end cap?

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it tucks TO end cap. Not under.

Dude was wrong.....

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Thanks. How does it tuck to the cap? How do I keep the carpet from coming loose/fraying/etc?
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Old 01-26-2008, 01:02 PM   #4
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Treat it just as you would a wall.

Put tack strip down 1/4 inch from the transition with the pins facing the end cap. Bump the carpet with a knee kicker to get it to hook on the pins and cut it about an 1/8 heavy abd tuck it
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thanks all! mike, what does "abd" mean. also, where should the padding end? does it getted tucked as well? that what be some serious thickness to tuck.
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I think abd was meant to me aNd. It looks like Mike types like I do, which ain't too good
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no pad between the tack strip and the end cap.

carpet will just end at the end cap after stretched to it.
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great, got it. thanks. can this be done without a kicker? (i don't have one and the combined cost of this remodel is killing me - conversely, i've spent so much already that i don't want a shoddy job just to save a few bucks)
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Thats a fact, I type like crap.Lol.
Your right too the word was meant to be and. Good to know others are fluent in typo.
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a kicker is best to get it on the tack strip.
otherwise your floor will not get hooked on the tackstrip and the carpet will eventually wrinkle.

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