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Old 08-19-2009, 10:20 PM   #1
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Transition between wood and carpet

Another transition question. So, I've left the carpeting in the bedrooms, and now I need to know how to transition the new hardwood floor in the hall to the carpet in the bedrooms. The pile of the carpet is at about the same height as the wood. I know I shouldn't use T-molding, I assume I should use Threshold molding. But, how do I do it? Do I put the threshold over the carpet or over the wood? And if I put it over the wood, how do I secure the carpet? But if I put it over the carpet, how do I ensure the expansion gap for the wood? Please advise


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Old 08-20-2009, 01:21 PM   #2
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Threshold for sure! Butt it to the carpet tackless strip, and run the wood just a little bit under the lip to allow for the wood to expand!

Over pltwood, predrill and nail through the "meat" of the threshhold into the subfloor. Putty the holes. If you're over concrete, use construction adhesive to adhere the threshold to the slab.

Good luck!

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