Originally Posted by erikm12 I hate to ask but no one at work can tell me. No offense, but he sounds like a little bit of a hack. In my house they had to go from carpet to tile and lino. To do this, position the molding end so the miter saw will cut the molding from the inside of the molding, outward. This 45-degree cut should accommodate one half of an inside corner. I will need to caulk them and use painter's putty to cover up the nail holes.
We just had a carpet layer come in for measurements and a quote. Later, when the carpet has been laid, these tack strips will hold the carpet in place. Painting a ceiling poses the greatest risk of paint drips on the floor. . Leave about a half inch gap between the subfloor and the bottom of the baseboard. Dec 28, 2018 … The baseboard at the bottom of a wall should always be installed slightly … base shoe, or quarter round wood, which is installed after the flooring. The first cut will mirror the corner cut of the molding already installed.
I would go baseboard first. Heck, we use to remove all the tackless from old shag install jobs because the larger gully would have compromised the new, thinner carpet and its ability to stay put. Because it makes the install easier. I researched and learned a lot before trying it myself needed tack strip nailed into concrete. Some people use a 10% excess estimate, but usually just buying an extra stock length or two will do. Maybe I'm missing the point.
Once the alignment is correct, cut the angle on the baseboard trim to install it. I'm refurbishing my house to put it on the market, so I'm pulling up carpet so it can be replaced. Posted on Author Categories Post navigation. This will result in a hidden, angled cut that will accommodate one half of an outside corner. .
We did exactly what you are doing in 2014 and it was much easier to deal with the baseboards before the put the carpet in. Feb 24, 2017 · How to Install Baseboards. Baseboard installed on top of carpet should be installed at approximately the same height, with this exception: If you are not intending to install quarter round, or base shoe, the baseboard should be installed snugly on top of the carpet. I don't really want to paint the baseboard once installed to avoid painting the new carpet. Install the baseboard molding yourself and save the cost of hiring a carpenter. Above this, the wall studs rise vertically with their butt ends on top of the sill.
Most of them recommend 1 inch to allow room for both pad and carpet. The fact his guys don't need the 'slop' area under the baseboards says a lot. If your corner forms a 90º angle, cut each piece at a 45º angle and match them to form an outside corner. I was told my my carpet installer to wait until the carpet was installed because they generally rough up the trim when installing carpet, he said it didn't really matter but he preferred to have the trim off. Are you sure you trust this guy? Hardwood first and then baseboards.
Install it in a bed of thinset and screw it down. That is the old school way of doing it but the right way. When tiling a floor, working with a trowel near the walls can often lead to dents in the baseboards. When I lived in the Commonwealth, and worked in the family business I would be sent throughout the house when it was tight to the weather with a carpenters pencil, and a small speed square. A few years back an old time painter turned me on to it.
A second reason to finish floors before walls is that the new flooring might be a different height than the previous flooring. Apply the tape underneath the carpet seam, adhesive side up. We have a local installer here telling builders carpet should go in before sheetrock. Filter that out and it's about 500. I bought the house new, so I don't doubt some things may not have been done exactly right. They need to bring it out far enough so it does not end up under the baseboard.
Professional workers use care not to cause damage, but a homeowner should consider several factors in deciding whether to paint or install the carpet first. Determine the type of corner at the opposite end of the wall, then cut the necessary inside or outside angle. Move the pencil across the entire distance of the baseboard to trace an outline. Once you have a section of baseboard off use pliers to pull the nails out from the back side of the boards in a twisting motion. I talked to my contractor who said don't worry it will be fine as is. This will make it a real pain in the ass removing the carpet the next time you change carpet, but you seem to be worried about base damage during installation.