Carpet Edging : Tacking strips vs Transitional strips

Carpet edging has in the recent past gained a lot of popularity and recognition mainly due to its great benefits. This practice is mainly undertaken in order to ensure that your house achieves high quality and exclusive interior decoration. There are a number of unique carpet edging types that are used to ensure that the carpet covers all edges that are against walls, staircases and doorways among other uncovered floor areas. Carpet edging can also be used in the transitioning of the flooring material from a carpet to any other floor cover materials such as a ceramic floor cover. This home décor practice requires to be undertaken by a professional technician. Carpeting edging types are such as:

Tacking strips

This is an edging practice whereby the carpet is placed in a unique way such that it is spread from wall to wall. In this type of edging, the carpet extensively covers the whole floor space. While placing a carpet through this edging type, the carpet is placed in such a way that there are protruding carpet edges. These edges are then nailed on walls up to a certain height. Usually, the carpet is exclusively nailed up to about 2 inches on the wall. Wooden strips are placed underneath the wall  so as to ensure  that the floor area is fully covered and that the already laid carpet achieves  rigidity. This carpet edging type is used mainly in order to hide lose carpet edges that may be protruding from the main carpet.

Transitional strips

This is yet another carpet edging practice whereby the carpet is laid in between doorways and right across entryways. This type of edging is mainly used in instances where the carpet ends giving way to a new flooring material. This design of carpet edging is highly rich in floor decoration and as such it is mainly used for decorative purposes. It is important that when undertaking this edging type, you should use different carpet edging materials that complement the carpet’s decoration.