Carpet Chris competed the transition between existing carpet and new tile at this home in Ahwatukee.
A fraying transition was repaired using a vinyl insert transition. This molding also protects the edge of the tile and carpet. They are typical in commercial appliacations where carpet meets other types of flooring.
A rental property in Scottsdale had several transitions that need repair. They all were loose and fraying. New vinyl-insert moldings and insert-metal was provided and installed to eliminate the problem, protect the edge of both the carpet & tile, and prevent the problem from re-occuring.
Here a customer needed a loose carpet / tile transition repaired. It was necessary to use the existing transition metal because the tile installers grouted & mortared to the metal. Its removal would have likely damaged the tile. Tile installers are often reluctant to remove existing transition metals so they do not have to address the carpet during the tile installation. Ideally the metal would have been removed by the tile installers and the carpet re-attached to the new tile without a metal.
Here is a transition that was loose and has a chipped tile. Since matching tile is not available to replace the chipped one, I suggested that we use a coordinating rubber transition strip.
The existing tackstrip was removed and a transition metal with new tack strip and pad was installed.
Finally, a coordinating transition strip was provided and installed which covered the chipped tile and secured the loose carpet.