Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Watch your step!

While traipsing around in our socks feeling out the new carpeting, we noticed an issue with the transition from the Family Room carpeting to the hardwood flooring. The hardwood sits quite a bit higher than the carpet due to it's thickness.  You don't notice much until you actually step on it. It's like a ledge. If it were any higher one might want a "Watch your step" sign at the threshold.  I contacted RiteRug and found out the solution is called a "Baby Transition" strip and it is made in the matching color of the floor by Bruce Flooring. I am going to to find out if this can be done. I guess if you bought really thick carpeting you won't have this issue.

Example of Baby Transition strip.



5 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting that! I am sure others likely have the same issue and maybe I will need it too :-\

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  2. That transition piece makes it look even higher.

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    1. True but the way it is now there is a very hard edge that is uncomfortable to step on. The strip provides a soft beveled edge. I agree it is a cleaner look without so it may be a trade off for the sake of comfort.

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  3. I got a new idea... just put a bead of caulk over that!

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    1. ...a strip of duct tape would do it too.

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