Cathy P
Cathy P
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Asked on Feb 3, 2012

Cut the rug or?

Home improvement specialtiesCathy PKMS Woodworks
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We had carpeting laid in our living room, and afterwards discovered that we were unable to open the front door! The entry door is steel and cannot be trimmed. I read somewhere about hinges that somehow " lift" the door up over the rug when opening it. Has any one heard of these, what are they called, and where can I buy them?
Thanks in advance!
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  • KMS Woodworks
    on Feb 3, 2012

    Cathy...I did some quick web research and the only one I found were for industrial type settings...there may be a residential version I just did not find it after a few minutes search. What I have done in some cases like this is to install a "tile entry" that both allows the door to swing freely and provides a more robust surface for muddy or wet boots etc.

  • Cathy P
    on Feb 3, 2012

    Thank you

  • Cathy P
    on Feb 3, 2012

    Thanks for the answers, but I'm still hoping for more ideas.

  • you could also change out the sweep at the bottom of the door to a low profile sweep. I'm assuming it's catching by just a little bit? That could be your answer if you don't want to tile the entry.

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