Installing shoe molding against old baseboard

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Old 11-08-09, 01:34 PM
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Installing shoe molding against old baseboard

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I installed my new engineered floor a couple of weeks before. It is a wonderful caramelized maple and after waiting for my shoe molding for weeks I just got it.

The fact is this shoe molding is the same color of my new floor and I don't want to see the nail on it (even if the color is pretty dark).

I just don't really know how to install it. I have the old baseboard (I installed my new floor against the old baseboard) and I want to install my shoe molding against it. I read a lot of different ways to install it but nothing I want.

My question is : Is it possible and good to use a nail gun to install it (I have to see if the nail gun can be used with nails "without head") ?

If not can you tell me the best way to do it. I will really appreciate that.


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Old 11-08-09, 01:48 PM
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Not sure what you looked at previously..but you shoot the finish nail through the shoe into the base (not the flooring)..almost horizontal. Then you either use a wax crayon or putty to fill the holes.

Hope you left an expansion gap all around.....
 
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Thank you for your response. So if i understood I should just use a hammer to hit the nails, right. (Sorry but my english is not good enough but going better).
what I saw was : they make a hole in the shoe molding with a drill and after "install" the nails but it is maple and not oak so I don't think I need to make a hole first.

Do you know what size of nails I should use?



Yes I did let 3"4 when I installed my new floor as described on the box and on a lot of tutorials I saw.
 
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Old 11-08-09, 02:28 PM
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Ok...a nail gun doesn't require predrill...for shoe you can probably use a brad nailer that takes 2" nails. The smaller one (1.25" nail max) would prob work as well. I just prefer the longer option if you only buy one gun. $125 for the larger option..prob about $75 for the smaller capacity ones.

3/4" is a lot! Are you sure shoe will cover it? Even 1/4 round wouldn't cover that when it shrinks up. Was that total or on each edge?
 
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I don't know what a brad nailer is but I will check a look. And I can only use a manual or electric tool.

And sorry (in France we don't use the same measurement) but I let 3/8" space between the floor and each wall not 3/4" like I said.

Thanks again !!!
 
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Old 11-08-09, 04:25 PM
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Well..that does kinda confuse things..why does it say US if you are in France?

Yep..hand nailing would be the best option. No electric in my experience will do it.

A Paslode will..but they are costly....
 
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You can cut the head off the nail you are using and use it as a drill bit in an electric drill.
 
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Hi Gunguy,

I am native from France and don't live here (in the US) from a long time that explain why my English can be "bad" and that explain why sometimes when I write I can be confused with the measurement you are using here.

I will try it next week end and tell you if I met some issues installing them.

Thank you everyone for your help
 
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