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Re: Tile/carpet

Posted By: Phil
Thursday, 17 May 2001, at 2:45 p.m.

In Response To: Tile/carpet (Bill Jeannette)

If you have not laid the tiles yet, go back to the store (Tiles department) and purchase a joining strip for your tiles. They come in various design, finish, depth and length. These strips are meant to be laid down on the mortar first before laying the tiles. You then lay the tiles over the strip. When the mortar/grout hardens, the strips are glued tight to the subfloor. On the other side of the strip, you nail the carpet tack strip (wood) and tag down your carpet. If you have already laid down your tiles, don't panic. Go back to the store (Carpet department) and buy a joining strip for carpets. You nail the metal strip next to the tiles. The strip can be bent into a curve. Lay the carpet edge on the strip, and with a rubber mallet or small hammer, pound on the the angled strip to close it down on the carpet.The strip will bite on the carpet like a clam shell and prevent it from moving.

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