I am replacing the vinyl floor in a bathroom. Carpet is laid in the hallway
that accesses the bathroom. There is no metal threshold. The carpet just e
nds at the bathroom doorway, tacked down tight, presumably. What steps do I
take to lift the carpet at the doorway and then re-tack down the carpet? D
o I need someone with a stretching tool to do this? I am experienced with a
ll the other aspects of the flooring, removing the vanity and commode etc.
except this one. TIA
I have a wide tradition strip like the one shown in post #7 of the
following thread. Read the text of that response also.
Tile or linoleum, the transition strip still works.
You are correct, sir. Not only did I use the wrong term, I spelt it wrong
also! That's what I get for rushing through a post just before leaving the
In any case, a threshold works great, especially for a bathroom. In fact,
I'd prefer something (anything!) between a bathroom floor and a carpet.
Leaks and/or cleaning could make the exposed edge of the carpet pretty
nasty after a while. The same holds for a kitchen and carpeted room
While I like the look of a rolled-over carpet edge, from a practical
standpoint there are places where it can be a problem.
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