Thick baseboard to hide imperfections


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Old 09-01-13, 04:54 PM
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Thick baseboard to hide imperfections

Hello everyone,

1st time poster and any advice would be appreciated.

We recently had fibreglass vinyl floor laid in our kitchen. When completed we noticed 2 places where 2 strips were laid below the cupboards where they failed to get the floor flush. We are not crazy with how it looks.

We had a contractor complete the job who is a close friend of the family & are reluctant to mention this to him. I am looking to put in some trim along the cupboards to reduce the appearance of these 2 strips. The strips are about 2-2.5 inches wide.

Ideally, I would like a baseboard trim thick enough to cover the strips completely but this is probably impossible. Any advice is welcomed and appreciated.
 
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Old 09-01-13, 05:00 PM
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Is this under the toekick? Or along side a cabinet?

Pictures would really help.
 
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Old 09-01-13, 05:14 PM
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Most often there's also a strip of 1/4 rd. attached to the toe kick.
 
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Old 09-01-13, 05:29 PM
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Is this sheet vinyl or some kind of planks? How short did they cut it, more than can be covered by shoe moulding or quarter round? Just trying to get the picture.
 
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Old 09-01-13, 05:32 PM
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Thanks for the replies. It is sheet vinyl and
Under the toe kick. It is short by about 2.5 inches.
 
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Old 09-01-13, 07:47 PM
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Are there any scraps or left-overs from the job? A good installer can piece and seam a repair for you. 2 1/2" worth of molding isn't going to look any better than the short cut you have now. They may be able to find enough scrap material by harvesting under the refrigerator or stove to complete the patch.
 
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Old 09-02-13, 10:09 AM
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I would get the contractor back out, regardless of who his friends are - you're paying him, right? One of the reasons I like to hire friends in not because I sometimes get a good price but because I can usually assume they will care about and do a good job for me.
 
 

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