BCT/CTB – Backward Carpet Trim

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Our metal trims accommodate tile, carpet, vinyl of all kinds, wood and stone flooring, helping designers and architects create a lasting, beautiful project, as well as making installation much easier for the contractor.

Backward Carpet Trim

2 design options: 3/8" or 1/4" reveal

In applications where tile/hard surface flooring already exists, our backwards carpet trim is a metal transition that offers protection from a fraying carpet as well as keeping the tile edge from chipping. We designed these two anodized aluminum profiles to butt up to the existing tile, wood, or stone surface by installing the metal leg under the carpet side, with either a 3/8″ or 1/4″ wide reveal transitioning over the carpet edge for ultimate protection.

From left to right: Anodized Aluminum (Clear), Champagne (CHA), Light Bronze (BZ), Medium Bronze (MB), Dark Bronze (DB) and Black (BLK). Not all finish options are stock items, some are custom colors. Please call for more information. What is Anodizing?
Anodized Trim Colors

  • Commercial floor applications where carpet meets a hard surface are suitable for CTC Backward Carpet Trim installation
  • Transitions from tile to carpet in retail stores are the most common installations
  • It is ideal for commercial applications exposed to heavy foot traffic
  • Install in new construction or renovations
  • To use with existing hard surfaces, install the BCT flush against ceramic or wood, and tuck the carpet under the lip on opposite side

BCT Drawing


BCT – Backwards 3/8″ reveal

CTB Drawing



CTB – Backward 1/4″┬áreveal

Provide anodized aluminum edge strip with 3/8″ reveal at top edge, for carpet protection and integral provision for anchorage to mortar bed or substrate. To be installed with leg under carpeting where the carpet and hard surface meet. Height to match, tile, stone or wood thickness. Available in clear & bronze finish. Manufacturer – Ceramic Tool Company

HOW TO RADIUS CTC Trims and Transitions can easily be modified and installed in a radius or curve using the following directions as a guide. Using a tin snips or other appropriate tool, cut the notches out of perforations in leg. The number of open holes required is dependent on the size of the radius. The more perforations that are cut the more bendable the product becomes. (If bending the CTC Joint, you will need to cut the leg on both sides.) Then slowly bend the CTC Trim into the desired arc. CTC Transitions can be shaped for inside or outside radiuses. We strongly suggest the use of a template to pre-shape transitions strips prior to installation. This will prevent “kinking” of materials. A template can be created out of any sturdy sheet material such as plywood or masonite.

Tile Thickness Product Code
1/4" - 6mm CTC 14 BCT
11/32" - 8mm CTC 1132 BCT
7/16" - 10mm CTC 716 BCT
3/8" - 10mm CTC 38 CTB
  • CTC Backward Carpet Trim is sold in 94" lengths

Additional Soft Surface Profiles