I just had glue-down prefinished hardwood flooring installed in a good
part of my home. Quarter round was added and attached to the existing
baseboards- both quarter round and baseboards are painted white.
In some areas, a gap between the quarter round and flooring is
visible. While this could be a fault of the installer, they did a
wonderful job on everything else, and I tend to think it is related to
the fact that none of the walls in the house are the slightest bit
straight (very poor recent Florida construction.)
I tried to caulk this joint but it quickly became a mess- maybe I just
don't know how to caulk correctly but it seems rather impossible to
get a nice clean line, especially since the caulk line is very visible
against the darker wood floor.
What is the solution? Is it customary to caulk this joint between the
hardwood floor and the shoe moulding? Or, does a person just deal
with the occasional gaps that exist between the shoe and the flooring?
Thanks ahead of time