baseboard trim and new floor


Old 07-04-10, 07:18 PM
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baseboard trim and new floor

We are looking to install in new wood floor ourselves of course that is different from the trim in the house. We are working in the basement that is already finished just updating. Our home was build in the early 90's so we have the country style golden oak. That we do not like very much. My question is the new floor will mostly likely not be oak. We have not picked out the exact floor we like but looking at engineered bamboo. Do we keep the oak trim up against the floor? Do we paint the oak white? but it will not be white in the rest of the house but of the same style. If we got this route do we then take off the trim around the doors and the doors themselves at paint white. Also have to small windows with nice oak casing around in the country golden oak. Not sure what to be done with the trim. Do not really want to spend the money on all new trim but want the space to look nice. Thanks for the help as I am new to this site.
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Old 07-05-10, 03:45 AM
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Being a carpenter, I detest painting perfectly good wood. However, there comes a time when you need to blend in and/or contrast materials. I would paint the baseboard, after a good sanding and priming. Leave the case molding on the doors and windows oak stained and polyurethaned. It is done quite a bit, especially with taller base moldings, and will look better against the oak flooring.
I thought this was a double post. Same answer, different place. Confusing to those of us already teetering on the edge.

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