dont want mess up carpet installers


Old 03-21-09, 02:42 PM
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Question dont want mess up carpet installers

Getting ready to install laminate flooring myself and then have installers lay carpet. What i need to know is how close to run laminate flooring to the carpet.Also can i trim it with the 4 in1 trim before they lay the carpet, or do I wait until there done.One last thing i ordered the 4in 1 trim but is it better to pull baseboards any way or just leave them.
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Old 03-24-09, 09:18 PM
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Your endcap transitions need to be installed before the carpet guys come in.
Old 03-25-09, 03:58 AM
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Double what the Floorguy says. Always work from hard to soft. Is there any gap under your baseboards, now? Do the baseboards continue in a flow across the hardwood flooring. If so, you can't change the altitude. Leave it be and let the carpet guys space their tack strips out. Ideally you should have a 1/2" gap under the baseboard. I have removed baseboard where carpet is to be installed adjacent to hardwood, ripped off 1/2" and reinstalled it flush to the top. It helps the carpet guys if you do that, but sometimes they are flexible.

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