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If you have carpeted stairs and a hard floor at the bottom of them

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RonettePulaski Sun 28-Oct-12 20:19:08

What happens where they meet? A bit like in a doorway? Carpet tucked magically under?

I'm an inch and a glass of wine away from peeling up our grotty hall carpet

I've done trial pits, levering up the carpet in four locations. There's floor boards under each. But im scared as there's been jiggery pokery in our hallway, the stairs have been turned at some point. I fear lovely floorboards all over except one patch of plywood

BoysBoysBoysAndMe Sun 28-Oct-12 20:21:52

We've just got beading at the end of the carpet, where it meets the hard floor.


kige Sun 28-Oct-12 20:26:27

We have nothing at all. The vertical part on the first stair just meets the hard floor. Previous owners of house did it, I like it.

FrightRunScream Sun 28-Oct-12 20:27:24

What she ^ just said.

Are you a civil engineer/geologist/archaeologist Ronette? Only, I never thought I'd see the phrase "trial pits" on here!

FrightRunScream Sun 28-Oct-12 20:28:41

When I said "she ^" I meant BoysBoysBoysAndMe.

chipsandpeas Sun 28-Oct-12 20:30:08

another one here with beading where carpet meets floor

WaferThinPaperSkin Sun 28-Oct-12 20:33:15

Ours just ends! No beading. Carpetright fitted it for us - no idea how, I suppose it's tucked under.

Karbea Sun 28-Oct-12 20:41:29

Ours just ends as well and the tiles start under it.

NotQuintAtAllOhNo Sun 28-Oct-12 20:43:58

It is tucked, and nailed in. No part of the carpet is under the hard floor!

RonettePulaski Sun 28-Oct-12 20:45:16

What is beading please?

I have a bit of a leaning towards that type of area Fright wink

RedZombie Sun 28-Oct-12 20:46:18

Wot everyone else said. It's fixed to the bottom step tucked in somehow.

ArbitraryUsername Sun 28-Oct-12 21:25:12

Ours is fixed and tucked in too. It was only fitted last week. If I'd known I could have watched him to see what he did. It looks lovely. Well the carpet does. The lovely new carpet makes the laminate look pretty grotty.

MrsMiniversCharlady Sun 28-Oct-12 22:24:20

We have a bit of this

The end bit hides the bottom of the carpet and the end of the flooring.

MrsShriek3 Sun 28-Oct-12 22:29:53

beading is a thin strip of wooden stuff, sometimes with a quarter round side to look nice wink

we're getting this done next week grin grin can't wait!! Tailor's children and no shoes etc, my family are all in the flooring business, and we have a threadbare stair carpet blush

pippop1 Mon 29-Oct-12 00:56:00

May I suggest leaving a large mat shaped area with no laminate on it at the front door entrance. This should be covered with "set in" coconut matting which will catch the grit that people bring in on their shoes. They do this at shop entrances so that the mat doesn't move, it has a kind of frame around it (beading).

You might be able to retrieve the floor boards from under this bit of cocounut matting and put them over the plywood bit too!

FrightRunScream Mon 29-Oct-12 08:08:28

We've got what pipop said re: doormat. It's great, means you are not always tripping over the door mat!

shhhgobacktosleep Mon 29-Oct-12 09:34:47

We've got the fixed inset mat mentioned. The carpet is just folded and secured to the bottom stair, no beading and definitely not under the floor boards. We have oak threshes in every doorway, made to match the floor as our whole ground floor has wooden floors except for the kitchen, utility & downstairs loo which have Amico tiled floor coverings.

ArbitraryUsername Mon 29-Oct-12 10:34:02

We've just had a coir may recessed into our new tiled kitchen floor (for dirty, been-in-the-garden feet). We're going to do the same at the front door when we get round to replacing the laminate with wood.

tricot39 Mon 29-Oct-12 14:36:02

no beading or obvious joint. the edge is tucked under so a neat line of carpet is fixed (maybe just) touching the top of the wooden floor of the hall. we got what the carpet fitter gave us - didnt think about it until now!

slotbadger Tue 30-Oct-12 11:47:11

Beading works well, I would try it.

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