Forum Title: Need help choosing carpet transition
We have two spots in our house where our carpet meets new LVT flooring but doesn't overlap it. We have some carpet installers who gave us estimates for another small install project, and we will have them install the metal carpet gripper transition bars for us too. However, several want us to provide the carpet bars (to be installed on concrete), but one will provide them and says his are more heavy duty than what you can get at the home improvement stores. Is that true, and if so, what is the best brand of carpet transition bars to buy? Also, if we buy them ourselves, I noticed virtually all of them with the metal teeth that I've seen in the stores have a lip on the bottom (see photo below)to hook on to your tile or vinyl flooring, where the carpet overlaps. But since our carpet doesn't overlap our LV tiles, is it OK to still use these transition bars that have the bottom lip with nothing but concrete under them or are there some made that are completely flat on the bottom? If so, which brand would you recommend? Your recommendations would be appreciated!
Category: Carpet Post By: ARMANDO ROBBINS (Moreno Valley, CA), 02/11/2019

Go with what the installer provides. Also the make an insert metal that takes a vinyl insert that could be put in. There maybe a color that coordinates with your LVT. Daris

- MICHAEL R (San Francisco, CA), 05/10/2019

Are they bedroom doorways, open areas needing something more decorative. I dislike the groove lines in your picture above. Prefer hammered finish but there are coordinated finishes that are more modern. Basically transitions are an afterthought, but detail oriented people it is an accent piece.

- AMANDA NELSON (Springdale, AR), 03/20/2019

Also - carpet (if not glued down) can be stretched very easily in order to provide any needed overlap.

- SERGIO STEVENSON (North Richland Hills, TX), 03/28/2019

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