I ordered my laminate the other day from fastfloors.com, and I'm
confused about something. I ripped off all my old base trim and
quarter round. I'm putting on new 5" tall pine trim and 1/2" shoe
molding. My question is, they tell you to install the laminate 5/8"
away from the wall (or is it 5/8" away from the base trim?), so this
would still leave a 1/8" gap between the floor and shoe mold. How is
this whole thing supposed to be laid out?
You want the laminate to be 5/8" away from anything it can push against.
So, for instance, if your drywall did not quite reach the floor, it would be
5/8" away from the sole plate of the wall (2x4 which lies on the subfloor).
Since you are installing new base molding and base shoe, make it 5/8" away
from the drywall, and set the base molding high enough so the flooring can
pass under it. Your shoe molding will easily cover the joint.
This space they require is for expansion due to moisture level changes.
Hi, I have a question about laminate installation around edges.
Will there be any problem if i leave the gap > 1/4" as recommended?
Will the floor MOVE a lot? I'm a bit lazy to pull out the base board
and I know that the gap from board to end of the wall is at least
1/2". And if I put a spacer between baseboard and laminate then it
would add another 1/4".
Thanks in advance for any comment..
oh yeah, the floor i got is called BHK. Don't know if it's good or
bad. I've searched the group for info on it and half of the results
are from the company rep claiming it's good.
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Heh, caught me reading the NG.
Just so we're on the same page, if it were me, I would put spacer 1/4"
spacer between baseboard. Fit to spacer, then install shoe molding. If
you're attempting to slid flooring under baseboard, you're going to have
one heck of a time once you get to opposite side of room.
Depends who you ask, if shoe is the same as quarter round. Basically
yes, if you buy shoe that is actually 1/4 of a diameter, shoe comes in
different profiles though. Your finishing nail should be fine, though
some say to use longer to try to hit soul plate. Remember you're just
nailing a molding, you're not doing any structural building, so don't
over do it. Don't try to attach the shoe to the flooring.
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