5 1/4 wood base molding


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Old 08-24-14, 07:07 AM
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5 1/4 wood base molding

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I am installing 5 1/4 base and shoe molding in my house. I have a couple areas where the hardwood meets the tile and is a difference of 1/2 inch.

Do I rip the trim in those areas and then just not install the shoe? I will include pics below.

If I rip the trim I won't be able to carry it consistently around the walls on the base of the tile without have that ripped cut though.

Am I missing something? Thanks!
 
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Old 08-24-14, 07:13 AM
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Yes, you would probably want to start on the lowest portion of floor then rip the trim over the tile so the top of the base is continuous. Base shoe (if used) will be at different levels. If you don't use base shoe on tile you have to scribe it to match perfectly... difficult to do on a poor tile job- or at least get it close enough to caulk.

If it's easier, you can start at the tile height with your base... and the gap on the lower portion of floor will just be hidden by your base shoe. But usually there is so little tile that it's just easier to notch it over the tile.
 
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Old 08-24-14, 07:48 AM
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As Xsleeper said, but why use shoe molding?
 
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Old 08-24-14, 08:54 AM
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Thank you very much for the response. I never thought about setting it up a 1/2 inch higher and then letting the shoe cover the gap. That may be the route I go. If not, like you said it won't be consistent around the rooms.

The reason I am using shoe is because I like the look and will also hide imperfections.
 
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Old 08-24-14, 11:48 AM
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Curious. Is that laminate, engineered, or full 3/4" wood? Which was laid first, tile or wood? What will you use for a transition between rooms? How will you install it?
 
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The floor is CoreTec Plus. It is vinyl paneling with cork on the bottom. It was in my opinion the best that I saw for a person with 3 dogs. The tile was laid first and then the LVP. I did just as Xsleeper said and ran my trim starting at the highest point (tile). The shoe molding covered it perfectly. No need to worry about rips, step-ups, etc.

I am using pine for a transition. CoreTec sells their own, but I want the transition a certain way. I will then have it stained to match my hardwood steps. At least that's the plan as of today...haha
 
 

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