As you know, when we moved into the house it was carpeted. That was the first thing to go, but what remained were the carpet gripper transition pieces between the linoleum-floored rooms into the wood-floored rooms. I covered them with layers of tape initially as a quick fix, but somehow that tape ended up being a long-term fix. I can't tell you how many times I scratched my foot on those things! Ridiculous.
About a month ago I finally ripped them up with my trusty crow bar (same tool we used to pull up the wooden carpet gripper nailed around the perimeter of every room). I bought some wood transition pieces at Home Depot and sawed them down to the correct length in the store.
Then all I had to do was sand and stain them.
Today I installed them, and voila!
No more tape and scratched feet! This has been on my to-do list for almost a year, and it feels grrrrreat to finally cross it off.