Door Plates, Probably the most confusing part of carpet fitting! If like most people you are unsure what door plate is best then this easy guide may help. Remember our trims come in 2 sizes 0.91m and 2.70m. The larger of the two can get 3 standard size door trims out of it. Whether you call them Trims or Plates this should lead you in the right direction.
Fitting is relatively straight forward but here is a rough guide of what to expect.
1. Determine whether you have the proper transition strip for the flooring that meets your carpet. Transition strips are designed to level different materials; the packaging will tell you whether the strip is designed to be used for carpet to carpet, carpet to hardwood, carpet to vinyl or carpet to ceramic.
2. Measure the doorway or other area where you plan to install the transition strip. Make sure your measurement is straight across, as this will be your cutting length.
3. Mark the transition strip to size, using a fine tip marker and checking the length carefully.
4. Cut the transition strip with the hacksaw, making sure your cutting the strip straight across.
5. Position the strip in the doorway. The transition strip will have “teeth” in the side that covers the carpet edge. Check that the strip is even on both sides where it meets the doorway; mark the screw holes.
6. Drill the pilot holes straight down where you marked for the screws.
7. Lay the transition strip in the doorway and secure it with the screws provided in the package.
The fitting of door plates varies depending on what you are fitting them i.e. concrete etc. More tips will follow soon on the various other methods but the above guide is a good base.