We're a few days away from having our new carpet installed, and I have a
question about closet floors. This is a 25 year old house on concrete and
the original closet doors were these sort of thin cheesy panels in light
metal frames that hung and rolled from overhead rails. On the floor there
is a metal track that serves as guide for the bottom of the closet doors.
Here's my question: In one room that I use as an office, the closet doors
are long gone, and I don't intend to replace them. If I remove the track
from the floor, should I have the installers just continue the carpet into
the closet in one piece, or should I have them put a pair of tack strips
down where a future door track would go, and then just carpet across them
(with a strip of padding in between). I see this latter approach as making
is easier to do a future closet door installation of without having to mess
with the carpet too much. On the other hand, I don't even know what kind of
set up is used for modern closet doors, that is, if floor tracks are even
still used. Any suggestions on this?
BTW, the installers are a local sub for Home Depot, and are considered to be
competent. What advice does anyone have for installation day to make sure
things are done right?