Remove molding?


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Old 06-09-07, 02:05 PM
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Remove molding?

I am installing click laminate flooring. The instructions do not mention removing molding that is already on the bottom of the wall, yet the web it says the molding should be removed. Is it nessecary and if so what is the easiest way?
 
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Old 06-09-07, 02:16 PM
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Yes, it should be removed to look properly.

Using a 4-6" putty knife usually works well. Just carefully pry the moulding off.

Make sure you leave a 1/4" gap all the way around the walls to allow for expansion and contraction.

When floor is down, you reinstall the moulding on top of the laminate.
 
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Old 06-09-07, 05:13 PM
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...or you can leave it and install quarter rounds. Same instructions as HotinOKC mentioned. IMO, it looks better to not use quarter rounds. But...I've seen quarter rounds used all the time in homes So, either way is fine.

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Old 06-09-07, 05:46 PM
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Thanks for the info.
I have been lurking for a while but knew that it was time to ask the experts.
 
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Old 06-14-07, 01:30 PM
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it looks best & most professional to remove your baseboards & then reinstall them over the gap when you're done. it will make the floor look original to the house, and not like a remodel job. and it's cheaper & easier than buying quarter round, measuring & cutting it & installing it. just remember to number or somehow mark each piece of baseboard as you remove it, so you can figure out what goes where when you go to put it all back!!! i jotted things like "east", "west", and "behind fridge" on mine.
 
 

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