Carpet to hardwood

Q: Do I have to remove the transition piece between my carpet and linoleum, when I install my 3/4 flooring? If I do, will I have to put different tack strips in for my carpet to stay tight?

I have nice hickory flooring with nice transitions but don’t know how to butt the carpet to the transition piece.

A: Yes, you should remove all strips first. After installation, you can use either a wooden transition that will sit over the edge of both carpet and hardwood. Or a metal carpet bar. (the type which you tuck the carpet under the lip of the metal strip and slightly bend the edge down, over the carpet. This strip also has little teeth on it which help grab the carpet.)