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what to do if basboard does not meet floor?

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02-01-06, 06:19 AM   #1  
what to do if basboard does not meet floor?

Help! What can I do...the baseboard does not meet the hardwood floor in certain areas of my home. I have been told to caulk these spaces between the baseboard and the hardwood floor. It has something to do with the concrete slab I have been told. Is there something better than just caulking inbetween these spaces? Thanks KS

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02-01-06, 06:25 AM   #2  
You could caulk, or scribe the baseboard to match the floor.

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02-01-06, 04:32 PM   #3  
You need baseshoe in any room where the baseboard does not reach the floor. Baseshoe is a 1/2" x 3/4" molding with a 1/2" roundover. It's flexible enough to push down against the floor tightly, and it gets nailed through the baseboard.

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02-01-06, 04:58 PM   #4  
you could scribe it, but you would find it easier to achieve good results installing shoe. Don't caulk it will look terrible.

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