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Dog damage to carpet edges. Thinking about covering with thresholds.

I have seen this done before, but not sure how to do it. Can anyone give me a clue where to start? I am talking about making a wooden threshold / transition to go from carpet to tile, so that I can cover the outer 2" of carpet that got frayed by chewing puppy...

I really can't afford to replace carpet yet, and just want to cover the problem, get a good steam cleaning in, and have a go at it from there...

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I am working on one now for an 8' section from tile to hardwood. I can post pics tonight after work.
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Please do... I mostly need to figure out how to transition. The carpet is slightly lower than the tile (thinner).

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I have seen this done before, but not sure how to do it. Can anyone give me a clue where to start? I am talking about making a wooden threshold / transition to go from carpet to tile, so that I can cover the outer 2" of carpet that got frayed by chewing puppy...
First off...get the pup some chew toys. Solving the problem from carpet to tile presents a slight problem. The tile has some height, so that's not a big deal. But attaching a wood threshold to carpet may be a problem.

If you made a threshold that finishes flush to the tile, you could rout a dado along the length, deep enough to install screws to whatever is below the carpert. Then insert a filler (a strip of wood) in the dado to cover the screws (the filler strip is flush on top).








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First off...get the pup some chew toys. Solving the problem from carpet to tile presents a slight problem. The tile has some height, so that's not a big deal. But attaching a wood threshold to carpet may be a problem.

If you made a threshold that finishes flush to the tile, you could rout a dado along the length, deep enough to install screws to whatever is below the carpert. Then insert a filler (a strip of wood) in the dado to cover the screws (the filler strip is flush on top).








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The pup has chew toys, and LOTS of them. It's not my dog that was the problem. I had a roomate with an Alaskan Malamute that ate my carpet. LOML and I were planning on going with laminate flooring but the economy fell apart. I am trying to do this as a stop gap measure. Keep the feet from meeting the tack strips...

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Put down a metal tap down transition for now. Problem solved

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