Trim Against Baseboard Heater

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Old 03-25-18, 04:46 PM
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Trim Against Baseboard Heater

I am installing new, wider trim after a hardwood floor installation. Several sections of the home have baseboard heating that runs from wall to wall. Should I install the trim flush to the heater, behind it, or some other method entirely? I have included some pictures of the two options I have. Both seem a little awkward to me. The old trim went behind it, but it was thinner, and the carpet made it lower, so it wasn't as striking.

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Only one thread is allowed on a topic. This is yours.

It would have to go behind like in the first picture.
 
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Old 03-25-18, 05:13 PM
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Personally, I would go with the 2nd picture so that your shroud will be tight to the wall. You can caulk the spot where the baseboard and shroud meet. Then touch up the caulk with paint if desired.

Otherwise, put the shroud back where the old paint line was so you have plenty of room for the base to go back AND turn the corner. I assume the shroud has an end cap on it?
 
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No, the shroud really is supposed to go where it is right now. I think the previous owner just had it misplaced and painted right over it. All of the other spots in the house have it against the wall like it is in the picture.
 
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Old 03-26-18, 05:24 AM
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Well, if you want it to hinge open... (That's why it has hinges on it) you would do what Pete said. As far as what LOOKS best, IMO option 2 does. But if you do that you either wouldn't be able to open it, or you would have to leave it uncaulked so that it could be pulled out and opened. I doubt they would ever get messed with.
 
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