We recently had new laminate floors put in our living room. It is a sunken
living room (about 2 inches lower) and the carpet that we just took out extended
up the wall two inches and then had a 2 inch simple baseboard above that...so,
carpet floor, carpet up the wall for 2 inches, 2 inch baseboard, then painted
We hired someone to do the floor because I knew our floor needed a lot of help
with leveling (concrete work). We asked them to take care of the 2 inch space
by putting up a 4 inch baseboard, but once they pulled the carpet up, there were
a lot of problems that made it really difficult.
1. Under the 'wall carpet' was just concrete
2. Instead of uniform all around the room, on 2 walls, the concrete is recessed
from the current 2 inch baseboard, and on 2 walls it is completely uneven...it
goes from being recessed to having the concrete come out an inch past the
3. All of the concrete is completely uneven and bumpy.
The company that did our floors said there was nothing they could do so they
just left it. It looks terrible and the laminate edges are just hanging out
against the wall with an inch gap between the laminate and the wall.
My husband thinks we should just try to match the color of the laminate and
paint it so we can draw attention away from it. I feel like we need to make it
better, but I have no idea how to fix it. I tried to just set the 4 inch
baseboard up against the more uniform wall, but even that is super wavy....it
lines up with the current baseboard but then is an inch below it by the end of
Not sure if all this makes sense but if anyone has any ideas or advice, we'd