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Old 11-19-2013, 11:16 AM   #1
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Sliding door track: Over carpet on tile on slab?

We have a closet in our bedroom that originally had two full swing doors. Unfortunately it is in the narrow entryway to the room and those doors block the whole area up, including the entry door. So my wife wants sliding doors, which I think is smart. I've installed mirrored sliding doors before, but just overtop of a wood floor. What we have in this room is concrete slab, with asbestos tiles, covered by carpet pad and carpet.

The question I have is how should I fasten the bottom guide track to the floor? Does the carpet need to be removed from that strip? Concrete anchors or tapcons or what? Any advice appreciated. I am not sure how to proceed.


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Old 11-19-2013, 03:50 PM   #2
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Sliding door track: Over carpet on tile on slab?

You can put it over the carpet. Just punch a hole in the carpet with a knife first if using screws. With some carpets a string can wrap around a drill bit and make a runner across the floor.


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