Trim or Carpet First?


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Old 07-18-14, 01:45 PM
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Trim or Carpet First?

Which do you do first? Lay the carpet and then the baseboard trim, or the other way around. What's the conventional wisdom approach? If the trim comes first, how much space do you leave for the carpet if you're not sure of the overall thickness of the carpet and pad. Not sure if the pad plays a role here.

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Old 07-18-14, 01:51 PM
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Baseboard first. General rule is the thickness of the board off the ground.
 
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Old 07-18-14, 01:57 PM
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That was fast! Thanks for that information.
 
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Old 07-18-14, 02:31 PM
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You might want to verify with your carpet installer/supplier on the baseboard height but generally 1/2" [baseboard thickness] is correct. A shorter pile carpet might need less height off of the floor.
 
 

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