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Replacing Base Molding... what do I do with the carpet?

Replacing Base Molding... what do I do with the carpet?

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Old 06-06-07, 08:14 AM
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Question Replacing Base Molding... what do I do with the carpet?

Hello, I have an older home with a semi-finished basement. The previous homeowners laid down carpet, but never finished the walls by installing any kind of base molding or trim... so needless to say the room looks rustic/unfinished in a not-cool way. I want to install some simple base molding, but am unsure of exactly how to do it since there is already carpet there. The only thing I can think of is either laying the molding on top of the carpet, or pulling the carpet back and sliding the molding down flush with the floor. But both of these options seem a little odd, so I'm not sure I'm even on the right page. I'm no carpenter (if you didn't already guess that), but I feel that this is easily within my skill base to do. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Erik
 
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Old 06-06-07, 10:09 AM
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Locate the baseboard on top of the carpet 1/2 inch above the floor. Good luck with your project.
 
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Old 06-06-07, 05:02 PM
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to clarify a little

Usually baseboard is kept about a 1/2" high so the carpet can be tucked under it. So just press your base down on the carpet and nail inplace Be sure to paint or stain your base before install.
 
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