I am finishing my basement, and will soon be on the millwork. The floor is
concrete, if that matters.
I want to install the baseboard before the carpet goes down. How far above
the floor is correct for baseboard. Someone I know suggested using the
width of the baseboard for the height. Thought I'd ask you guys also.
Maybe I'm missing something? (that's happened on rare
occasion <g>) but...
The baseboard should go down to the floor, no??? Your baseboard
doesn't hold down the edge of your carpet, the quarter round (that
you put on after the carpet is in) does that.
I can't think of any other reason you would want to leave a gap
there. If you do (leave a gap) and the carpet is considerably
lover than the gap, you're going to have a devil of a time with
nailing the quarter round, you'll be hitting air.
TP / Network Man __________________________________
If u want the races for free,
Depending on the type of carpet and its method of install. For pile type
carpet installed with the wood tack strips, I normally use 1/2". Note your
concrete floor may not be flat, you will have to average it out while still
allowing enough space to tuck the carpet in over the high spots.
A common practice is to raise the base about 3/4" using scrap pieces
of the base material (most base is 3/4" in thickness). With a 1/2" pad
and a standard thickness carpet the carpet can be tucked nicely under
Back in the days of red and black shag carpeting we were holding
it up a full inch. I think that might be a bit much for today's
carpeting, but it is subject to carpet strip, carpet thickness,
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