CAT – 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.

CAT Carpet Trim

CAT metal carpet trim was designed as a transition between a hard surface – like ceramic tile, wood, or stone – to carpet. Taking the stress of foot or wheel traffic away from the edge of the tile or wood, it also caps the carpet on the opposite side to prevent fraying. This product is anodized aluminum and is ideal for level commercial flooring applications.

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 CAT 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

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CAT – 3/8″ reveal
CAT – 7/16″ reveal

Provide anodized aluminum strip with reveal at top edge, for carpet protection and integral provision for anchorage to mortar bed or substrate. To be installed with leg under hard surface flooring where the carpet and hard surface meet. Height to match, tile, stone or wood thickness. Reveal width and finish to be determined by architect. 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 CAT
11/32" - 9mm CTC 1132 CAT
7/16" - 11mm CTC 716 CAT (formerly DB)
  • CAT is sold in 94" lengths

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