I am going to put down some shoe molding. It is not quarter-round, rather
it is rather flat-sided on one side. I have seen it installed both ways,
with the long side to the floor, and long side to the baseboard.
I am curious if there is a standard way of installing it, or is it up to me?
I don't want it to look funny to a trained eye. I have an obstruction, and
it would work better for me to install it long-side to the baseboard so it
will clear the obstruction.
- Buck -
standard way of installing it, or is it up to me?
- Rico dJour -
- TonyM -
- Nehmo -
This pdf has some pics, the first three
I suppose it's a matter of taste, but I put the flattened side of the
profile vertically. If horizontal and someone kicks it, the shoe (the
real shoe on someone's foot) may be guided up to hit the wall. If
vertical, the shoe is more likely to be stopped, preventing damage to
the fragile wall.
My Dad put up some garden variety (available at any lumber
yard) chair rail. He put it upside down (phat part along
the bottom edge).
I stopped going to visit them at Christmas.
Now, in the case of a multi-piece molding (moulding David)
you can get away with some things but it's best to work it
out on paper first/do a short mock-up.
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