Carpet Shims

CarpetShims

is now a Traxx Corporation company. As an essential part of the Traxx Ramps™ category, we're making sure you're still getting the great flooring ramp products you've come to trust!

Everyone likes the look of beautiful hardwood, ceramic tile, stone, or marble floors in a home or office. However, the installation of carpet next to these hard surfaces has been very difficult because of the height difference between the carpet and the hard surfaces. Until the development of Carpet Shims, carpet installers used a multitude of remedies to solve this problem. They include using double, or even triple, tack strips (shown at left) next to the hard surface which leaves an unsightly drop off. Building a ramp out of materials such as float compound which may break up over time and is extremely time consuming; shake shingles (expensive, not easy to use); or a cardboard build-up which also breaks down over time. Metal or wood thresholds may be used but they are not widely preferred by the homeowner.

PRODUCTS

CHOOSING THE RIGHT RAMP

Whether you call our products a flooring transition, flooring ramp, carpet lifter, carpet ramp, a ramp to raise carpet, or a carpet shim, it should all mean the same and you have come to the right place. Composite board ramps are applicable anywhere you are installing carpet next to hardwood, ceramic tile, stone, marble or any other situation where there is a rise between the sub-floor and the hard surface.Although these ramps were engineered as an extremely sensible and practical flooring transition, they may also be used as a general-purpose product to level cabinets, walls, windows, doors and floors — the possibilities are endless!Choosing the right thickness: Generally, if you measure the height of the rise from the sub-floor to the top of the hard surface, then subtract ½", this will be the ramp thickness you will want installed. The exception to this general rule will be, if you are installing an extremely thick or thin carpet, you may need a thicker or thinner ramp.

8" x 32" Composite Board Ramps

The 8" x 32" ramps are available in thicknesses of ¼", 3/8", and ½". These ramps offer a gentle, smooth transition from hard surface to carpet. Typically, the 8" x 32" ramps are installed in doorways of less than 48" wide and particularly in hallway doorways. The shorter transition (ramp) keeps the transition closer to the wall and out of the hallway. They eliminate waste and fit nicely in most residential doorways.

12" x 48" Composite Board Ramps

The 12" x 48" wide ramps are available in thicknesses of ¼", 3/8”, and ½". Theseramps are typically installed in openings that are 48" or wider and/or whereADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) is of concern. Because of the 12" angle,they provide a more gentle, smooth transition from the carpet to the hard surface.


1" x 12" x 48" Composite Board Super Shim

The ADA — (Americans with Disabilities Act) — compliant Super Shim provides the solution for EXTREME HEIGHTS between carpet and hard surfaces such as marble or stone. This ramp is 24" wide by 48" long and 1" thick at the high side. Super Shim is engineered to be installed where there is a rise of 1¼" to 1½" between the sub-floor and hard surface. NO ONE has a better solution for this EXTREME HEIGHT application.

Composite Board Side Shims

Composite Board Side Shims provide a taper to the right and left side of the shim, and eliminate the drop off. They are available for all shim styles — including Super Shim (with the exception of the ¼" products). They complete any transition where Carpet Shims are installed. Notice the compound taper in the image.

VIDEOS

Whether you call our products a flooring transition, flooring ramp, carpet lifter, carpet ramp, a ramp to raise carpet, or a carpet shim, it should all mean the same and you have come to the right place. Composite board ramps are applicable anywhere you are installing carpet next to hardwood, ceramic tile, stone, marble or any other situation where there is a rise between the sub-floor and the hard surface.Although these ramps were engineered as an extremely sensible and practical flooring transition, they may also be used as a general-purpose product to level cabinets, walls, windows, doors and floors — the possibilities are endless!Choosing the right thickness: Generally, if you measure the height of the rise from the sub-floor to the top of the hard surface, then subtract ½", this will be the ramp thickness you will want installed. The exception to this general rule will be, if you are installing an extremely thick or thin carpet, you may need a thicker or thinner ramp.

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