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Old 04-13-2010, 08:57 AM   #1
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Laminate/Carpet transition on concrete


I am in the process of finishing my basement, the room is 13 x 36 with 2/3 of the flooring a laminate and the other carpet. In reading various tutorials on carpet installation this seems fairly straight forward; glue/nail tacklees carpet strips to the perimeter, breakout the knee kicker and stretcher and follow the normal process.

But I am unsure of what to do on the 13' length that will meet the laminate. I have read that you should not use tackless strips in doorways and areas where there will be foot traffic because eventually the tacks will work thru and poke peoples feet.

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use the transition strips that are made for carpet to laminate transition from the flooring supply to match your laminate floors. These cover the edges of the carpet and the wood but still allow the wood to move as required under these strips.

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How should the carpet be attached to the floor at the transition? Do I just use regular tackstrips for the carpet in that area and rely on the transition piece to cover the tackstrip?
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the carpet side of these strips have built in nails to hold the carpet and then the metal gets tapped over to cover them. On the laminate side it has a groove to allow the wood to slide in and still move.
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