Inside Corner trim for flooring

Old 03-14-14, 08:50 AM
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Inside Corner trim for flooring

I have laid a cherry colored Allure vinyl plank floor in the basement, on top of concrete slab.

Where the baseboard meets the floor, I need to lay some trim.
Instead of using the normal rounded trim, I was thinking of using some cherry-colored vinyl 'inside corner' trim.

Would it look silly to use inside corner here?
I like it because it looks less prominent. It still covers the gaps where the floor doesnt go all the way to the baseboard, but it sticks out less because the curve goes in instead of out.

Have you seen this done before, or is this idea just a bit odd?

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Old 03-14-14, 09:42 AM
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I don't think anyone would notice unless you point it out to them. I don't even put 1/4 round down unless it's needed, instead going with the cleaner look of simple base molding meeting the floor but sometimes you need the flexibility of the small molding to conceal undulations in the floor.
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The cove molding might not be as flexible as shoe mold but other than that it should work fine.
Old 03-14-14, 04:23 PM
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You will have to miter the inside corners instead of cope which can be tricky if the corner is not 90 degrees (and they seldom are). So my advice on inside corners is to take some scrap moldings and miter two at 90 degrees and test in the corner. then adjust by 1/2 degree in either direction as needed until you close the gap and get a nice tight corner.
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What the others have said. In addition, I would ease over the top of the molding, possibly after it has been installed. It would feel better not having a sharp edge with bare feet.
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Silly is one way of putting it. Odd is another.

instead of using normal rounded trim
So you don't want "normal"... you want something abnormal? Or just "unique". <--- that's the nice way of putting it.

IMO cove is not the thing to use where baseboard meets floor. Cove is never used there.

And how exactly does it stick out less when cove is 3/4" wide at the bottom, while base shoe moulding is only 1/2" thick? If you can't find base shoe moulding in the color you need, (you would probably have to special order it through the cabinet/millwork department of the lumberyard or box store) just get poplar base shoe and then stain and finish it.

But Czizzi, you can certainly cope the inside corners. Why would you think that you can't? It may not be as easy as coping base shoe, but it's far from difficult.

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