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Need new baseboard w/outside corner pieces to go around the rounded sheetrock


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08-18-13, 08:04 AM   #1  
Need new baseboard w/outside corner pieces to go around the rounded sheetrock

I'm in the planning stages of installing laminate floating flooring in my manufactured home. Where the baseboard goes around a rounded sheetrock corner in my stick-built home, there is a special corner piece that follows the contour of the sheetrock. In the MH, all they did was cut the baseboard at a 45 degree angle and bring up the other piece (also cut at 45 degrees) to meet it.

Neither Home Depot or Lowes seems to carry these outside corner pieces unless you want to go clear up to a 4" baseboard or more. I'm looking somewhere in the 2.5" to 3" range. Where can I get new baseboard with these nice, matching, outside corner pieces?

 
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08-18-13, 09:22 AM   #2  
Most homes they will just miter the base as you described. Why not just buy the longer ones and cut them down?


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08-18-13, 12:18 PM   #3  
Go to a lumber or building supply house and as about flexible moldings. The will bend around your corner.

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08-18-13, 12:34 PM   #4  
Rather than cutting two 45's and making a square corner, its usually best to cut four 22.5's and have a small transition piece that is about 5/8" - 3/4" wide that sits at a 45 angle on the rounded corners. Those rounded corner blocks look cheesy, imo.

Flexible mouldings have a minimum turn radius, and won't go around a bullnose corner.

 
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08-18-13, 01:12 PM   #5  
..some 'profiles' of base do come with a 'soft'corner (as we call it..), ie, the rounded corner (bead).. They are fabricated that way. When that isnt available, I usually do what XSleeper suggests... 4 pieces per corner makes it a softer ...or you can do 2 cuts @ 22.5 ..which works as well. I presume the base will be caulked, filled and painted. So ..the caulking along the top will fill the void and fill along the face will do the same. Some sanding around the bend will do the job of finishing off the rounded corner....

 
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08-19-13, 03:13 AM   #6  

Rather than cutting two 45's and making a square corner, its usually best to cut four 22.5's and have a small transition piece that is about 5/8" - 3/4" wide that sits at a 45 angle on the rounded corners.
That's what I see most often with bullnose corners. It always looks good after caulking and paint. When the wood work is stained - it's best to neatly caulk the top of the base to the wall and then paint the caulking with the wall paint.


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08-19-13, 05:15 PM   #7  
I concur, to an extent. - Chances are, you'l have 'both' paint colors going...!! - Wall and Trim paint. - You may have to use both (..which cant hurt)...to blend and match.. ! - It's what works..!!

 
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