Baseboard Finish


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Old 09-09-13, 04:45 AM
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Baseboard Finish

I am in the process of building a new house, which is a typical farm style with wide porch, etc. All of the floors in the house will be either oak planking with some ceramic tile in the bath and kitchen areas. I had originally decided to trim all of my doors, windows, and baseboards with oak finished in urethane, but I see a lot of pics of homes with painted trim.

I do recall a hardwood dealer once telling me that with hardwood floors, it is best to install painted baseboards because it visually looks better. Is there an rule of thumb on what to do with the baseboards, or is it just a matter of personal taste?

Thanks,
Chuck
 
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Old 09-09-13, 04:51 AM
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Mostly it's boils down to personal taste. I've painted a lot of new construction with stained woodwork and very seldom is the wood oak - most use pine, it's a matter of economics

Personally I like painted woodwork along with wood floors and it does highlight the transition between the floor and the trim. Paint grade trim is less expensive than stain grade.
 
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Old 09-09-13, 10:33 AM
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As Mark said, personal taste - I'd stain and poly the trim.
 
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Old 09-09-13, 12:30 PM
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Thanks for the comments, guys. It is as I suspected, taste and costs.

Chuck
 
 

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