I am installing carpeting in two rooms where the current baseboard is too low for the carpet to be tucked. I am debating between removing the baseboard and re-installing at the proper height for tucking (not sure if baseboard will survive being removed so this may involve installing all new baseboard) or simply running the carpet right up to the baseboard and not tucking. Its pretty tall baseboard so losing the bottom 1/2" of it or so isn't a factor at all. We're looking at installing a medium pile carpet (saxony)
This is a high-end home and I want it to look as such. I've heard different opinions from the two carpet installers. One says that an untucked carpet will be noticeable and will not look "high-end", and thus I should re-do the baseboard. The other says that I will not be able to notice an untucked carpet at all looks-wise, and the only possible difference would be in 5 or so years its possible that the carpet may need to be retacked if it starts to pull up.
Can anyone chime in with their opinion as to which is best. I'd rather not spend the money to re-do the baseboard if I'm not going to be able to see a difference.