Quarter round corner with transition

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Old 05-22-20, 09:07 PM
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Exclamation Quarter round corner with transition

How can I make this look better? I meant to cut a return end, I just cut the angle wrong. It happened to be my last stick of round so I let it be (for now). The doors are different heights as the picture shows and that transition went down before the grout so itís not going anywhere without damaging the floor or the grout. I know, I boxed myself in. Any suggestions are welcome. Thanks.
 
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Old 05-22-20, 11:18 PM
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Take the quarter rounds off and replace them with outside miter cuts like the baseboard!
 
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Old 05-23-20, 02:44 AM
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I would take the 1/4 round off on the wood floor side.
Get another piece and shape the end so it fits to the 1/4 round on the tile side and looks decent.
Probably just have to use sandpaper and a knife.
Leave it longer than you need as you may have to do the shaping a couple times to come up with something that looks OK.
Once you get something you are happy with cut it to the correct length and install it.
 
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Old 05-23-20, 05:13 AM
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They need to be exactly the same height in order to miter them. Let's assume you start over. The only way to miter them is if you rip, glue and pin nail another 3/8" of wood onto the bottom of the quarter round on the right. (3/8 assumes that is how much the vinyl is lower than the laminate floor.)

You also would cope the end of that reducer to more closely fit the shape where it butts into the quarter round so that you dont have a square edge meeting a rounded shape.
 
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Yeah doing an outside miter just wouldnít work. The floor heights are different and the round just wonít match up right. I was considering using a baseboard bullnose corner block.

I donít love this.....
 
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Old 05-23-20, 10:31 AM
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Doesn't look horrible. And it's 1000% better than the first picture!
 
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Is it the most esthetically pleasing no.
Is it the easiest? Probably yes.

Will a corner block look better? Possibly.
But now will your other corners may also need to be done so they match up?
 
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I think it looks decent. Once it's caulked and painted I doubt anyone will notice.
 
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Old 05-23-20, 01:22 PM
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I didnt catch that there was a height diff.

Whats at the other end of the RH molding? I'm with XM, raising it up for a true outside miter.

Im picky, I dont think that is very good looking!
 
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Main entry to the house and living room wall ending at hallway.
 
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Old 05-23-20, 04:24 PM
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I guess one other thing you could do, which would be quite complicated, (and would also mean starting over) is to take the piece on the left, (let's call it piece 1) and miter it. Then miter a matching piece that is only as long as your transition is wide. (Call that piece 2... the piece that your laminate transition will butt into) Then miter the right side of that piece, piece 2 as if it were turning a corner that heads downward toward the floor. You would then need to cut (piece 3) the short piece that goes from the vinyl floor up to that last miter. Your long piece (piece 4) that comes from the entry door would just need to be coped out to fit around that short vertical piece.

I can try to make a mockup for you if you can't picture this.

Then the transition would get coped to fit into the curved shape of the base shoe.
 
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Old 05-23-20, 04:29 PM
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You lost me. I think I’m going to clean up the cut/sanded end on the 2nd set of pics and try that route. I’ll post something up when I’ve got a rough fit.
 
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Old 05-23-20, 04:57 PM
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Here you go. It's not that hard or complicated once you see it. Took maybe 5 minutes. This is baseshoe, not quarter round, but you should get the idea.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/mT5aJKvTY4H2s9vB6

That's how I would do it. It might even please picky Marq.
 
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After all the great advice and trials, I think Iím rolling with this. Looks the most natural. Now for the other side! Thanks again.
 
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