The join between carpet and ceramic floor tiles is dangerous if not properly bridged. The ridge is a trip hazard. However, a transition called a”Z-Bar,” a metallic strip with the side profile of a”Z,” which is used to cover the join, will get rid of this risk and give your floors a professional finish. Z-Bar is available at most hardware or home improvement stores.
Assess the diameter of the join between the ceramic floor tiles and carpet. Cut the Z-Bar to fit, using a hacksaw. Place the flat side of this Z-Bar on top of the ceramic tiles. The pub should covers just under half an inch of tiling. Should face towards the edge of the carpet.
Read your instructions that are Z-Bar how it’s fixed into the ground. Adhesive holds in position some, while some are attached to the ground by nails or screws. The screw holes can be found on the toothed edge, In case your Z-Bar is kept in position by nails or screws. Fix the Z-Bar into the ground.
Secure carpet underlay. The edge of this underlay should put the edge of the carpet side of this Z-Bar.
Lay the carpet. Trim the carpet so that it protrudes above the tile about half an inch.
Position on the rug near the join, pull the edge towards you, so the rug folds over on itself. Continue to pull the edge of the rug, until the fold is located just past the carpet side of this Z-Bar.
Push the carpet edge with a putty knife or scraper into this Z-bar’s opening. Set the edge of the putty knife or scraper to the fold, and then reach it firmly. Repeat over the Z-bar before the rug is in position.
Trim off carpet sticking out from under the Z-Bar with a carpet knife. Trim only to the edge of the pub. Do not cut away carpet from under it.
Place a beating block on top of the carpet side of this Z-Bar and reach it gently with a mallet to bend it on the carpet. This will attract the gripper down teeth to maintain the carpet in position. Repeat the process over the Z-Bar.