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I am installing a hardwood floor next week in my kitchen. the living room is connected but with carpet. I will have a transition area that is about 7 ft in length and cannot find any premade transition that long. Any thoughts? I am thinking of just stapling the carpet to the subfloor tight to the end of the hardwood then either making something or buying 1/2" quarter round to put on the edge. It seems there should be a better way. Open to any and all suggestions. Thanks!
 

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Is there a height difference between the carpet and hardwood ?
Not really We have a thick memory foam pad which pretty much puts the carpet right at the same height as the floor. Thats why i was thinking i could just staple the carpet down to subfloor and cover the staple seam with quarter round or some other homemade wood transition.
 

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I have stapled the carpet down at hardwood transition. Staples were almost invisible. More I had trouble with the end of the carpet unravelling. But I new the carpet would be replaced in a year. Proper way would be to put a tack strip down and stretch the carper over the pins. Have to admit the transition looked better when the pro installed the new carpet

 

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I prefer flush with hardwood and a butt carpet edge, the cleaner jobs I've seen they fold the carpet next to the tackstrip. And the transition to have some heft, at least 1.5" or 2" wide to picture frame the field pattern. At 7', you'd probably have to mill your own from stock, and put a small radius (like 1/8") on the carpet side. Not a fan of 'T' profile on plush carpet, seen too many give out or be a trip hazard as the carpet gives and also mats over time.
 

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OP asked for a better way for same-height flooring, and was considering wood transitions. That would be hardwood, flush butt edge transition.

The flat profile 'T' pieces (like Zamma link) are vinyl (or paper product for floating laminate). If you were to use these vinyls or metals, then they will give a little when foot pressure lands on the carpet side of it, and over time as the carpet mats it will lean over for the new difference in height. So all good, but cheap looking.

However, a true hardwood 'T' will have a rounded crown. So it sticks up more. When foot pressure lands on the carpet side, it will not give. Over time matted carpet will create a gap, or even foot pressure falling all on the carpet pushes down right before the transition creating a trip hazard. And no reason to 'T' over wood flooring that's nailed/glued down. I know, silly in-depth details but people's jobs go into thinking and testing this stuff.

This is all for plush carpet with pad, different scenario if it were low pile, commercial, or no pad. Also, Neal posted vid about stapling, but just in case someone follows what he is doing, you should always have a transition next to a washable floor or your carpet will become stained.
 
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