Floor baseboard - how can existing be retained when changing the floor product?

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Posted by: from Burnaby Bc
4/13/2012 at 10:49:58 PM

My situation is that I am removing all existing carpet, my apartment has wooden baseboards and I am hoping they can remain in place. I am having carpet installed in the bedrooms and living room, but will move to vinyl tile for the entry and dining area follow through from the kitchen.

What happens when I have vinyl tile installed in the dining and entry way in terms of the "finish" at the floor....what can be done about the "gap"...I have one advice the gap is too large for caulking.

What options might there be? know I already had the painting done, including the existing baseboards.

Thank you very much!!

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Robert from Electrilight Ltd. in Oakville
Date/Time4/13/2012 at 11:15:20 PM

You need to install 1/4 round that will close the gap and finish the transition nicely.

Paint it the same color as the baseboard and never notice the difference.

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Date/Time4/14/2012 at 8:05:14 AM

Just like Robert said.

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MOJ Contracting in Aurora
Date/Time4/14/2012 at 8:10:12 AM


You can add a shoe molding (1/4 round is one type). There are several different styles to choose from. If you source out a supplier/manufacturer of wood moldings in your area, they should have several options/styles for you to choose.

Good luck in your renovations


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