There shouldn't even be any tac strips between the carpet and hardwood. There should be a threshold to transition between the 2 materials.
CRI Carpet Installation Standard 2011The carpet and hardwood transitions are also done correctly with the carpet being tack stripped down along the finished hardwood edges.
Just tell them that you will not accept it, that it violates installation standards. It will also void the carpet warranty.Rusty Baker: Thank you so much. What would be the best solution for this? Does the standard apply to transition between carpet and wood? When I asked them what they're going to do, this is their reply:
"We only use metal transition strips between vinyl and carpet. And only wood transitions between hardwood and ceramic. The transitions between carpet and tile is done correctly in your home with a ceramic threshold. The carpet and hardwood transitions are also done correctly with the carpet being tack stripped down along the finished hardwood edges.
There may be an after market solution that you may be able to install after movein. Our flooring installers currently do not provide any other option. I will go through your home as promised and flatten any Sharp points in all those locations you have mentioned."
Yes they do and some of us, use them.If I'm not mistaken don't they make different transitions for different surfaces like carpet to tile, carpet to wood, tile to wood, and so on?
They still need to use transitions in the doorways.Thank you so much everyone. I brought the CRI 105 installation standards up and the builder finally admitted it--so they're going to have the carpet re-installed with shorter pins on the tack strips.
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