New carpet installation and baseboards

Old 08-05-05, 09:19 AM
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Smile New carpet installation and baseboards

We're nearly finished with the construction of the second floor of our cape and are having carpeting put in. Do we need to have the baseboards in or can the carpet be put down without them? We're also installing tile and were told to use Schluter metal? Are there other brands to look for?

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Old 08-06-05, 05:59 AM
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Either way. If they install it without the base being installed, have a small piece of the baseboard so the carpet installers, can use it to gauge back, to nail the tackstrip. You don't want the tackstrip right under the baseboard or it will lock the carpet in. Then come restretch or replacement time, or god forbid a water leak somewhere, you would have to pull the baseboards to get the carpet up, without ripping it to shreds.

Schluter, is top dog, in tile metal profiles.
Old 10-12-05, 05:03 PM
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I have the same question on baseboards

I had the same situation with my basement. I had the floor leveled and the ceramic tiles laid down. I had carpet scheduled for installation and I thought about it and I don't have my baseboard cut or stained/varnished for installation. I called the installer and they said they need the baseboard installed. Didn't quite understand why but whatever...
Old 11-16-05, 07:35 AM
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Baseboard Height Off Floor

I'm getting ready to have carpet installed in my basement also. I need to put the baseboard up before they will install the carpet. How far off the basement floor should the baseboard be? I've heard both 1/4" and 1/2". We're using a normal pad with berber carpet.

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