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Thicker Baseboard and/or Quarter Round


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Old 02-26-21, 01:12 PM
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Thicker Baseboard and/or Quarter Round

I'm installing 9" vinyl floor planks. As luck would have it, when I lay the floor down, I'll have about a 2 7/8" gap left over. If I split the difference, I'll have about a 1 7/16" gap at either side of the room. 3/4" thick baseboard and standard quarter round or shoe molding will cover about 1 1/2". That's a little too close to assume it will cover the gaps. I found 1" quarter round somewhere online. I would prefer 1" baseboard. Not sure it exists. Anyone have any ideas of how to address?
 
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Old 02-26-21, 04:04 PM
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Your last row of floor tile along the wall will be cut 2 7/8" to fit. You don't need wide baseboard. If you are OCD and want the first and last row to be the same size, you can start and end with a row that has been ripped to 1 3/8". Your base shoe moulding will sit on top of the flooring to cover all the cut edges. If you currently have removed the baseboard, it can sit on top of the flooring too as far as that goes.

If your room is a rectangle, I would recommend you measure the room diagonally to see if any walls are skewed out of square. Diagonal measurements should be equal. If they are not equal, you will have a taper along the side (or sides). So starting with a full tile at a wall is not always a given, due to crooked walls.
 
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Old 02-26-21, 10:21 PM
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Thanks for the response. I measured again just to be sure of my figures. The space is 2 adjoining rooms spanning nearly 30'. I was a little off on my first measurement. I'm actually only going to have a 2" gap. I can split the gap and cover the 1" at either side of the room with standard baseboard and quarter round (1/4" room to play).
Yeah, I probably fit OCD with something like this. My wife already said, "who's going to notice or care?", LOL. Won't matter now because I can cover.

I'll certainly check for square. Thanks for the tip.
 
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Old 02-26-21, 11:18 PM
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Tapers will also be less obvious the bigger the piece is. So if your tiles are 9", and you are thinking you would have a 1" edge piece, you can shift the layout half a tile over. So instead of a 1" piece it would be a 5 1/2" piece. (Half of 9 is 4 1/2", plus 1"). Shifting the layout by half a tile can work to your benefit by hiding any edge taper better. Because your tile layout will be square, no doubt about that... the question is will the rooms be as perfect? Which is why you measure for square.... center your layout within that rectangle... shift it half a tile (if needed) to make your edge pieces as large as possible... chalk some reference lines that will be square... lay all the tiles in the field... and then lastly cut all those edge pieces on the entire perimeter to fit.
 
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Old 02-27-21, 07:30 PM
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That's a great idea. I appreciate it, I'll definitely do it this way.
 
 

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