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How to Join Carpet to Tileby HomeRepairExpert.com
The area where carpet joins to tile on the floor is typically called a transition. You will need to join the carpet with the tile so the transition can be seamless for a finished floor. Joining carpet to tile can be done by using a tool called a "z" bar. A carpet "z" bar will provide a clean or finished edge for the carpet where it meets the tile.
Things You'll Need
- Tape measure
- Carpet "z" bar
- Rubber mallet
Step 1Measure the width of the transition with a tape measure to determine how long the "z" bar will need to be.
Step 2Set the "z" bar on the floor so that it is between 1/4 and 3/8 inch from the edge of the tile.
Step 3Place a tack strip over the "z" bar, and hammer the tack strip to the floor with nails.
Step 4Place a second tack strip on the floor next to the first strip, and secure it to the floor.
Step 5Measure the section of carpet with a tape measure so that the carpet overlaps the tile by 1/2 inch.
Step 6Tuck the carpet under the "z" bar.
Step 7Secure the carpet to the "z" bar by using a rubber mallet to pound the carpet. This will lock the carpet to the "z" bar and to the nails on the tack strip.
Tips and Warnings
- Use a wood block when pounding the carpet with the rubber mallet.
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