Carpet to Tile/Wood Transitions
Where carpet meets wood or tile!
It’s often a forgotten piece of finish work—the meeting place between carpet and tile or wood. If not finished off properly it looks like sloppy, unfinished work.
You’re most likely to need carpet-to-floor transitions during an upgrade or renovation:
Tile or wood floor installations
Built-in furniture installations
Business or home renovations that remove or add walls or other structural features
Transition Strips– Transition strips may be metal, wood, or rubber and create a smooth joint between carpet and other types of flooring materials. Sometimes they are used where a transition from floor to carpet would create a lip or height differential that could be potentially
dangerous. However, strips like this are often unnecessary and visually unappealing. We can help you decide if a transition strip is necessary for you.
Tack Strips – Carpet that is nearly even in height with the floor may simply require us to re-stretch the carpet, fold the edge under, and attach it to the tack strip to create a clean and tight transition.
Rubber Reducers – Commercial carpet is typically transitioned to the floor using a rubber reducer. With age and wear and tear these loosen or become damaged. In either case, we install new rubber reducers, making transitions cosmetically appealing and safer.
Carpet to Tile Transitions
“We put the icing on the cake, essentially. We re-stretch carpet to bring it up close and neat with new wood or tile floors, create a neat edge that doesn’t fray or tear, remove extra carpet if necessary, install new tack strips, or secure old strips and re-tack carpet.
“Plenty of people try and take care of the transition themselves. They want to just buy one of those DIY strips at a Home Depot or Lowes and nail it down. But they are often unnecessary additions that only serve to attract more attention to the joint than is necessary. Most people also don’t realize the carpet really needs to be re-stretched to meet the new wood or tile flooring. If not re-stretched they could wind up with wrinkled and rippled carpet.
“Carpet that’s not transitioned properly can quickly become frayed, curled, and torn, as well as a hazard. It’s also an eyesore and looks like you just never cared about finishing the job right.”
Installing new flooring or renovating? Don’t forget to put the finishing touches on the job with carpet-to-tile or -floor transitions. Contact us for a professional finish.