Trim height for carpet install

Old 05-22-03, 11:31 AM
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Question Trim height for carpet install

What is the gap between the floor and trim work when planning to install carpet. Is it 1/2"?
Old 05-22-03, 11:52 AM
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If you're talking about the baseboard, it can be directly on the unfinished floor, and a 3/8" gap between the baseboard and carpet tack strip will work fine for tucking the edge of the carpet.
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Old 05-22-03, 12:40 PM
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You're right on target, I mean baseboard. Last time I did this I put several scraps of plywood under the base trim before nailing but I couldn't remember what size I used to get the right height for carpet install. 1/2" should do it, right?
Old 05-22-03, 01:33 PM
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that's what i use.

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