tiled entry

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  1. Mar 2, 2017 #1

    analogmusicman

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    as you can see from the pic,this is a carpeted room with a door to the outside. the carpet under the door when it opens is a problem since the door barely makes it over the carpet and anyway,it's a bad idea to be stepping right onto carpet from the outside. the solution is to cut out a square of carpet from in front of the door and lay down tile. my question is: how do I make the carpet and the tile meet in an attractive and sturdy way.(this is a rental unit)
    BTW: this is a concrete floor.

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  2. Mar 2, 2017 #2

    samfloor

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    You can use trac metal with a rubber insert.
     
  3. Mar 3, 2017 #3

    analogmusicman

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    I've been looking around and I see some applications of different transitions that use a special adhesive to hold down "tack strip". does that stuff work ok?
     
  4. Mar 3, 2017 #4

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    I would use the glue as a back up to nails or screws in the concrete:thbup:
     
  5. Apr 4, 2017 #5

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    the tile has been laid down and now I've got to get the carpet to meet the tile. Question: does it look like "power stretching" of the carpet might close the gap between the tile and carpet? it is a gap of 1/2" to 3/4"

    tnx,

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  6. Apr 4, 2017 #6

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    Yes............
     
  7. Apr 4, 2017 #7

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    doesn't look to be too much of a stretch :rolleyes:
     
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  8. Apr 9, 2017 #8

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    As a note to others who read this thread. Always just lay the carpet back when you do the tile. Then you don't have to worry about it being too short.
     
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  9. Apr 10, 2017 #9

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    Or on a really bad day, add more tile.:rofl:
     

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