Installed a Laminate floor for the first time yesterday...although it
went quite well it was far from perfect. We have some spots that are
just under a inch from the wall from the flooring. I know baseboard
will cut this down (the gap), but what is the best way of hiding this
Baseboard and shoe molding? or do they make baseboard at around 1"
If the gap is small enough, you can insert a shim between the lower
portion of the baseboard and the wall. The top of the baseboard is in
the same location it would be without the shim, while the bottom of the
baseboard is 'pushed' slightly away from the wall.
I did it along one 15" wall in my house after a hardwood installation.
I dry-fitted some cardboard 'shims' (from a box of hardwood of course!)
behind the baseboard, and once I verified that the gap was covered I
simply tacked it in place. I can't tell the difference, and my wife
was pleased enough :)
Realize that this technique has it's limitations. Trying to cover a
large gap may give you undesired results...but it doesn't really hurt
yes they do. you can order a 3/4" base trim (www.ferche.com for
example) from lumberyards.. you could also make it in pieces--a 1x4
with a piece of cove molding on top, for one example. but why would you
resist base shoe? one thing nice about a shoe is that it can be forced
to follow the contours of the floor, it can cover the gap between the
floor and the base trim.
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