I'll be replacing my flooring in the near future, some of it tile and some
of it carpeting, and I'd like to install some new baseboard. For the
carpeting area; when is the proper time to install the baseboards, before or
after installing the carpet? It looks to me that the existing baseboard was
installed before the carpet was laid.
It's really up to you, there's no rule. I like to install after the
carpet is in. Better for getting the baseboard height right, and for
not dinging up the baseboard by the carpet installers.
Baseboard gets nailed to the wall. Carpet gets nailed to floor. You decide
what goes in first. If it was up to me, I'd put the baseboard in first.
Think about this: You will be creating work for yourself if you put the
baseboards over the carpet. In five or ten or more years from now when the
carpet is worn out - do you really want to pull the baseboard off to change
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