Take the 2-minute tour ×
Home Improvement Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for contractors and serious DIYers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

carpet edge

We've recently replaced our kitchen tiles. I'm happy with the results but have no idea what to do with the edge. How do I clean this edge up so that it looks more appealing?

share|improve this question

2 Answers 2

up vote 5 down vote accepted

If you don't want a visible transition strip, you could also put down a tack strip right at the transition point, attach the carpet to the strip and then trim/tuck the excess into the crevice between the tack strip and the tile edge.

Only real "difficult" bit is to ensure the carpet and tile height are even so the carpet fibers will effectively conceal the cut edge of the tile.

Here's a really good DIY thread

share|improve this answer
    
This is how the carpet installers did it in my basement and it turned out great. I was happy not to have the metal strip. –  Mike Powell Oct 30 '10 at 1:57

You'll want to install carpet to tile transition strips (sometimes known as edge trim). Here is a listing from home depot. Basically it's a decorative metal strip that goes over the carpet/tile gap and provides a nice, attractive transition between the two.

Here are some instructions from eHow on how to install the transition.

share|improve this answer
    
that link didn't have any transition strips. I found them under "edge trim" and updated the link. –  Niall C. Oct 29 '10 at 20:46
    
@Niall C. my bad .... thought I linked to transition strips ... my copy and paste mojo must be off ... thanks for the fix .. much appreciated ! –  Scott Vercuski Oct 29 '10 at 20:59

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.