Laminate flooring: door casing meets base moulding.

Old 09-03-16, 12:13 PM
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Laminate flooring: door casing meets base moulding.

This is probably a stupid question, but here goes:

I want to replace the carpet in our common areas with laminate. The current base moulding is not nearly thick enough enough to provide for the expansion gap, I would like to replace it rather than re-use it with one of those strips that are used to make up the difference.

The question is: what do people generally do with the door moulding? I technically could mate the new base moulding with the existing door moulding, but I imagine that would look goofy.

Do people generally use the same moulding for their doors, that they use for their base moulding?
Old 09-03-16, 12:21 PM
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Door casing and door jambs are undercut so that flooring fits underneath them. Baseboard always butts up to the side of the casing. Base shoe is commonly used to cover the transition between the floor and the baseboard. The base shoe usually is returned onto itself once it reaches the casing... it does not extend onto the casing.

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