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    Default Carpet just too short

    I have made a doorway in what was previously a wall.

    The carpet now ends up about 10 mm away from the edge of the door. The room on the other side is on a new slab, which is to be tiled.

    I don't want the tiles extending under the door into the existing room, to meet the carpet, as it would look ugly.

    I don't want to replace the carpet, as I have already blown my budget.

    Does anybody have any suggestions?

    Thanks

    Mark

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    This is a woodwork forum, Mark. How 'bout a nice timber threshold? Select a colour to match or complement the carpet. Stain if necessary.

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    Carpet layers could stretch the carpet by that much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joe greiner View Post
    This is a woodwork forum, Mark. How 'bout a nice timber threshold? Select a colour to match or complement the carpet. Stain if necessary.

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    I think Joe has the right of it. Fairly easy to make and decorative.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joe greiner View Post
    This is a woodwork forum, Mark. How 'bout a nice timber threshold? Select a colour to match or complement the carpet. Stain if necessary.

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    Thanks Joe,

    Will give it a try

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    Another idea would be a brass or ally strip but I would use wood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkyHook View Post
    I have made a doorway in what was previously a wall.

    The carpet now ends up about 10 mm away from the edge of the door. The room on the other side is on a new slab, which is to be tiled.

    I don't want the tiles extending under the door into the existing room, to meet the carpet, as it would look ugly.

    I don't want to replace the carpet, as I have already blown my budget.

    Does anybody have any suggestions?

    Thanks

    Mark
    Yes a carpet layer will be able to stretch the carpet, we once did something very similar. BUT you may have a job getting one out to do something so small.

    Maybe you can hire a carpet stretrcher from somewhere and do it yourself, wont take much.

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    My SIL made a little tile mosaic to fill the space.
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