HUD – Trip Hazards
Starting Monday, December 26th 2011, per HUD’s directive in 1S, tape on carpet to secure trip hazards is no longer permitted. Tape is still the preferred device to secure trip hazards on other surfaces such as ceramic or vinyl tile floors. For instances where carpet meets another surface–vinyl, tile, etc.—please secure these trip hazards by installing thresholds. Thresholds may also be used when there is frayed carpet in a doorway.
For instances where there are trip hazards in the middle of a room with carpet, please secure by first cutting frayed pieces of the carpet then by tacking down the loose edges.