How to Install the Transition From a Laminate to a Carpeted Floor

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Installing the transition from a laminate to carpet flooring will require you to have nails, a hammer and a seaming strip. Install the transition from a laminate to carpet flooring with help from a foreman for Lighty Contractors in this free video clip.

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Video Transcript

Hello, everyone, I'm Joshua Clement, and today I'm going to talk to you about how to transition from laminate to carpet flooring. Now it's very important to get something down there, that way your carpet doesn't start peeling up, and people don't start tripping over your laminate floor. For this job you will need a hammer, nails, and a seaming strip. First thing we're going to to do is take our seaming strip and set it over top of our laminate and our carpet. Make sure that your nail holes are sitting over top of the carpet, that way you don't have to pre-dill through your laminate. If you try to nail through your laminate, it could cause it to crack, or since it's a floating floor, it could cause a pinch. After you get the piece where you want it to go, go ahead and nail one side of it. You want to make sure you don't drive it down too tight, that way you still have a little bit of wiggle room for the rest of the piece. Then you'll go about halfway up, and put another nail in there. After that, you'll go ahead and finish nailing it off. Now you can go back and tack in a little bit more those two first nails. The reason I like to use a seaming strip in this situations is 'cause it's very low profile, and it looks good and it's cheap. Thank you all for watching, good luck with this project.


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