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Old 01-02-08, 12:14 PM
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Baseboards!

Just finishing up my basement... Am hiring out the carpet and underlay. Was going to put the baseboards on and paint them before the carpet is laid - what would be the proper height from the floor for the baseboards??

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Old 01-02-08, 12:35 PM
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I always lay baseboards after the floor is finished to avoid scuffing the new paint and to ensure proper height. However, if you want to put them in first - leave about a 1/4 - 3/8 gap between the floor and the baseboards to allow the carpet to be slipped under them. Any more than that and the carpet won't look snug - less than that is usually OK as the carpet layer can push the carpet under the edge with his edging tools...
 
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Old 01-02-08, 03:19 PM
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I always use a piece (or 3 or 4) of the baseboard itself as a spacer from the floor. Carpet guys say that is a good space so they can stuff their edge. So probably 3/8" would be good. I use the scrap pieces because they are there.
 
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Old 01-03-08, 01:06 PM
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Awesome... thanks.

The only reason I was going to do them first, is that I was going to spray the walls and trim together before the carpet...
 
 

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