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ndisgii
02-29-2008, 09:17 AM
I am having trouble finding out what I should use to transition from my tile to my carpet. The problem is the height of the tile. It is approx 1" high due to SLC pour, thinset, and tile thickness. What are my options for transitioning this down into the carpet. Thanks!

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jaxkewl
02-29-2008, 09:26 AM
good question, im having the same problem too, but i'll be transitioning down from a higher marble to a lower vinly surface.

cbrown1976
02-29-2008, 11:22 AM
I have seen some references to "ramps" that can go under carpets to ease the transition. Here are some options I found...

http://www.schluter.com/137.aspx

JTG
02-29-2008, 11:55 AM
Yes a Schluter Reno will work well for this, and as mentioned there are ramps (think shingles) that can go under the carpet that will gradually raise it up as it gets to the tile edge. You would probable want to find a carpet person to do this as they will be able to stretch the carpet to get a good fit.
Good Luck
JTG

tilerite
02-29-2008, 12:06 PM
Oak reducers sometimes look nice.

ndisgii
02-29-2008, 12:27 PM
Some excellent suggestions. Thank you for those!

I have been scanning the net, and it looks like I may be going with this:

http://www.carpetshims.com/

It should look like this:

http://www.carpetshims.com/graphics/multi_layer_cutout_fullpage.jpg

I think that will do the trick for me and provide a clean merging of the two surfaces without the need of an actual transition piece so to speak. The carpet will butt right up against the tile using these. Because of the tile being so high, I will get to tuck quite a bit of carpet in between the floor/tile and the shim/tack strip, preventing any issues of the carpet popping out. I think it may just do the trick.

Has anyone ever used these carpet shims with good or bad experience? Thanks!

conceptsplus
02-29-2008, 03:24 PM
I usually red gard the plywood then ramp with thinset, patch etc about 3 foot out. Make a straight edge with a 1" x 6" peice of wood about 3' long then notch one end 3/8" to run along the tile edge. Works like a charm.