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Old 03-10-07, 06:47 PM
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I'm trying to find a how-to article on installing rubber molding in a finished basement but I can't find one. Can someone tell me if there is one? I can't seem to find things since this site has changed. I found all other kinds of molding, but not rubber.

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" installing rubber molding "
Where and in what configuration.
 
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Old 03-11-07, 03:54 AM
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Installing rubber molding is pretty straight forward. Buy enough outside corner pieces, install them, then install wall pieces to the inside corners, and cut the rubber to fit. There is a special adhesive to use with 1/8" v groove trowel. I only question installing such a molding in a basement. I would think if the area is finished, why a wood or wood product wouldn't look better. Rubber is usually relegated to bathrooms and other "sanitary" applications.
 
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Old 03-11-07, 06:30 AM
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maybe try searching for "vinyl wall base" or "vinyl cove base" rather than "rubber molding". As Chandler mentioned, it gets glued on with cove base adhesive.

Vinyl cove base comes in a roll and sometimes if it's cold it likes to keep that rolled up shape, so before you try and put it on the wall try to lay the pieces out where they will get warm and lay them flat for a while until they seem to have all the kinks out of them- it'll stick into the adhesive a lot better if you do. Troublesome spots can be held to the wall and floor with painters' masking tape until the adhesive cures.
 
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Thanks everyone. Someone else had pulled it off so I bought new and am replacing it at a friends request. That is all. Just wanted to make sure I do it right!
 
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You may also be able to find the molding in short 3' lengths in a package. That solves the problem of staying curled if you buy it in a roll. May cost a little more, but well worth it when the temperature is low.
 
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