Wood floors wit base boards.


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Old 06-09-14, 10:13 PM
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Wood floors wit base boards.

We have a great room with carpet. we are going to pull up the carpet and put in wood flloors. the great room is has walls on 2 sides. the other side and 1/2 of a side go up against tile in our kitchen and hallway.

The challenge is this. We intend to put in new 5inch baseboards and pull out the existing short baseboards. the put the existing baseboards in touching the cement so the tile buts up against the baseboard with a strip of grout. when we put in the wood, we intend for the baseboard to sit on top of the wood. the problem will be when the base board transitions to the tile, it will be higher and create a gap. How would a professional manage this transition?

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We usually rip the bottom off the baseboard where it transitions to a higher plane, keeping the baseboard level. How much out of plane will it be?
 
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Old 06-10-14, 05:29 AM
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....so the tile buts up against the baseboard with a strip of grout.
Wrong, you use a flexible color matching caulk that looks like grout but is not. The tile portion of the floor needs to be able to breathe or you could have tenting problems. Better yet, leave nothing in that gap and cover it with decorative shoe molding stained to match either the cabinets or the wood floor in the adjacent room. I always thing that shoe molding finishes off a floor nicely and makes a perfect transition to the baseboard.
 
 

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