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Old 03-09-2014, 10:55 AM   #15
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Here is what I do: When finishing off carpet against ceramic- use tack trip about 1/4 inch away from tile. Stretch your carpet to the tack strip. Fold the carpet back and when yo see the edge of tile, cut the carpet so that it overlaps the tile about 1/8 inch. Take a putty knife and push the back of carpet into the groove. A lot easier then try and fold and staple and less damage to your tile. The edge will look uniform.
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If it wasn't for weight (and the fact that we winter in our RV in Montana...Brrr), I would probably go tile.

We went over our options extensively today, and we settled solely on Allure, as they have the color we want. I thought about adding luan panel underneath to raise it up a bit, but feel that it could potentially leave a gap between the carpet and the Allure if I don't get it perfect, so I will just do the Allure right up to the Z-bar.

Homedepot.com also has a Z-bar (fold under hidden style), I just have to order it online. I am going to take a shot at forming it to the curves we want, and go from there. If it ends up not working too well, I can always fix it later. It will hit the wallet a bit, but I'd like to learn and see if I can do it.
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Figured I would give a picture update on here for those who have replied. I posted more pictures here, though: Remodeling Update (Pictures)

I used a couple z-bar snipped to get the curve, and covered the corners in several layers of duct tape to protect the carpet from the sharp edges, and tack-strips with the nails angled to decrease chances of stepping on them.



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Old 04-10-2014, 11:47 PM   #18
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Beautiful.

I guess I just don't know what 'z-bar' is then.

3 black cats?? Oh my!


EDIT: BTW, here's a thread where a member was asking about adapting cats to travel in the RV: Cat RVing question
Perhaps you have some pearls of wisdom.
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Old 04-11-2014, 10:30 AM   #19
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This is essentially how a z-bar works:


Attach the z-bar to the floor where you want it, a tack strip over the back edge like shown, and then the carpet over it. You wrap the edge of the carpet over the lip, tuck under, then flatten the z-bar down to hold the carpet.
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