I just had a new shower put in, and the existing carpet doesn't quite go close enough to the bottom of the shower. It looks uneven. Is there something I can buy to make it flush?

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    Carpeting in the bathroom? That's a breeding ground for mold/mildew, and a great path to get water into the subfloor where it will rot. You want something waterproof like tile or vinyl.
    – BMitch
    Oct 22, 2012 at 1:19
  • My grandparent's home had shag carpeting in one of the bathrooms ... it was the bathroom off the kitchen, even though it had a full tub/shower, and I never knew anyone to use the tub for anything other than hanging up wet coats in it, though.
    – Joe
    Oct 22, 2012 at 12:46
  • A picture would help, as well as telling us exactly how far "not quite close enough" is.
    – gregmac
    Oct 22, 2012 at 14:19

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Ignoring the fact that carpet in a bathroom is just a bad idea, I see two options:

  1. Install a threshold to cover the gap Threshold
    (source: abbey-carpets.co.uk)

  2. You might be able to put down a new tack strip and stretch the carpet. This will really depend on how large the gap is (you didn't say)

Tack strip
(source: homedepot.ca)

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