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Old 05-01-2012, 06:28 AM   #1
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Schluter strip between tile and carpet


We aren't sure if we should use the schluter strip. The tile will be higher than the carpeted area so we got the schluter strip that embeds in the thinset under the tile and has an overhang that slopes down over the carpet. Problem is, we will be putting in new carpet once the kitchen reno is done. Will the schluter strip be a problem when it comes time to insall new carpet? How easy will it be to tighten the carpet under that sloped overhang of the schluter stip? I guess I'm concerned because once the schluter is in, it's in. We are also considering carpet shims to bring the carpeted area up to the tile area. Any thoughts on those? We've never used them before.

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You're probably using this.

http://www.schluter.com/p/content/ss...289x193_80.jpg

Use this instead and shim or tuck the carpet if needed.

http://www.schluter.com/p/content/ss...290x191_80.jpg

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Thanks Jaz. You're right, the first one is what we had planned on. Now I'm thinking of not using either. Watched a couple tutorials on youtube about carpet butting up to tile and looks like a nice seam can be made without a transition. What would you do?
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The one you were thinking of using is mostly used for glue-down commercial carpeting. I would use the standard Schiene piece and the carpet installer can stretch and tuck to it. That's the best look, IMO.

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