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?

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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

  • 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. Oct 30, 2010 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.

  • that link didn't have any transition strips. I found them under "edge trim" and updated the link.
    – Niall C.
    Oct 29, 2010 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 !
    – user45
    Oct 29, 2010 at 20:59

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