fixing gaps under baseboard molding?


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Old 04-02-22, 10:26 AM
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fixing gaps under baseboard molding?

I have large gaps under my baseboard molding in a small bathroom. I can use shoe molding to hide the gaps but I was wondering would stuffing the gaps with backer rods and then caulking and or drywall compound would work? or it would be best to use the shoe molding?
 
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Why are the gaps there? Is something not installed well?
 
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Old 04-02-22, 01:21 PM
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Need a picture to understand, but it's perfectly normal for shoe or qtr round moldings to be installed over base once flooring is installed to hide gaps.

Backer rod and caulk is not a good option!
 
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Old 04-03-22, 03:35 AM
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Sooner or later caulking will fail and unpainted caulk will attract dirt.
On higher end houses you will see most every rm with a hard surface floor have shoe mold.
 
 

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