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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:25 pm 
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I have replaced bedroom carpet with laminate flooring.

The hallway is still carpet, so I need to put a T-bar (or similar) to smooth transition from laminate to the hallway carpet.

This is the situation:

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The laminate flooring is unfortunately slightly too thick to fit into the existing gold t-bar. I tried crowbar-ing it to widen it but this disfigured the surface.

How do I go about solving this problem?

I bought a laminate t-bar but watching youtube someone said you cant use these with hardfloor->carpet only hardfloor->hardfloor.

In the bathroom there is a wider gold t-bar that converts hallway carpet to bathroom tile, maybe I need something like that however I am not sure how easy it will be to remove the existing t-bar and fit the carpet into the new one.

(I am new to DIY and this is only my second laminate flooring attempt).


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:46 pm 
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You would normally buy a bar the same colour as the laminate. You would remove the gold bar you have currently and fit a plastic square 'l_l' shape into where the previous bar was. The laminate strip just clicks into place.

B&M sell them quite cheap.


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B & M have all different ones and ones that fit from laminate to carpet. At least I think it's them.


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Yes you can buy laminate to carpet strips. Readily available and easy to fit

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Thanks guys, I put in a 'zig zag' strip from screwfix £3.99 which goes from carpet to hard floor. I found it hard to nail it in place on the carpet side without destroying it but otherwise it looks good now in place although not as tight a fit (wobbles if touched a little) as I would like.


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