I'm doing some work on my apartment. I have removed the "popcorn"
ceiling which had been applied to the concrete slab. I'm in the
process of putting WeldCrete on the ceiling and then applying joint
compound as a skimcoat in order to produce a smooth surface.
On the floor, I'm pulling up the parquet tiles and having a cork
floor installed. I have removed all of the molding from the base of
the walls and I don't want any moldings after the cork is installed.
The cork installer said he would run the cork under the wall and I
could use joint compound to fill in the bottom of the wall to meet the
cork. I would tape off the cork at the bottom of the walls and remove
it after applying the joint compound.
Do people have any suggestions on how to get a nice crisp line at
the bottom of the wall? Should I try to use some kind of metal corner
piece down there? Should I apply something behind the bottom of the
wall so the joint compound won't all fall into he space in the middle
of the wall? Also, I was wondering what to do with the top of the
wall. I don't want to put joint compound in between the wall and the
concrete slab because the wall will move and crack it. Should I use a
metal corner piece up there?
Any help would be appreciated.