The molding should be installed after the floor covering, and should be adjusted any time the flooring is changed. He said that the finisher did this because he did not want to have to come back to the house after the flooring is put in. The best trick, if you have to pull trim, is this. Keep in mind that having the baseboards pre-installed may result in scuffing during carpet installation. Install it in a bed of thinset and screw it down.
This gap will help ensure your flooring has enough room to throughout the seasons. Re: Which came first, door and baseboard trim or f Michael We typically trim out everything we can before finish floors go in, which includes doors and casing After tile and hardwood is set, we base those areas. The doors are spray painted and reinstalled. Something will get spilled or dropped, muddy boots will walk across it, or it will have to be pulled up to fix something else. I'm just about … As a contractor I always install the baseboards before carpet. .
While a professional painter puts down a drop cloth and still takes measures to protect a bare floor, paint spilled on an uncarpeted floor is easier to clean than a spill on carpet. Next, gently pry and work down the length of the baseboard to slowly loosen from the wall. Carpet is always the last trade in on new construction because the other trades will ruin the carpet. This leaves a gap, through which the sill edge can be seen. Also there won't be any loss to the toe kick height.
Using blocks to space the trim up is the way to do it. Still not sure how this is done on carpet to hard wood transitions in those rooms, maybe router out the carpet half of the jamb to make a gap. We carpet just a day or two before open house. So How Do I Protect My Flooring When I Paint? A pro has no need to try to hide shit work behind quarter round. Paddedhat is the expert, because he builds houses for a living. Doors should have been installed more carefully to allow the jambs to be same height as base.
A pro also installs carpet properly and neatly, without tearing all the base out of the house, as there is no need to. He did some rough carpentry for me including framing for a shower and replacing a window, and now I have hired him back to do the finished carpentry and the same arrangement is in place. A pro also installs carpet properly and neatly, without tearing all the base out of the house, as there is no need to. Posted on Author Categories Post navigation. If the corners are not perfectly aligned, then coping the base won't match properly. I have never profiled trim to fit carpet.
The tile and hardwood subs undercut the jambs and casing at install. His opinion is the baseboard sits on top of the tile and there is no quarter round. There won't be issues with gaps between the tile and the cabinet. I thought I could consider the old carpet as padding, put tack strip along. Maybe I'm missing the point. She was luke warm to the idea, and wanted to list the place immediately. Maybe not the best way but the necessary way.
An adventurous homeowner can learn to cut and install baseboards for their own home, making them a… Nov 22, 2011 … My advise, install the trim and doors first and stress to the carpet installers to … of the trim uncovered, then remove it after the carpet is installed. There was one stain, approximately 12x12 that I agreed was damaged. If you do, you'll likely end up with wavy uneven molding. We always install the base trim and door trim first. Originally Posted by smithb This is what makes this stuff a pain when you aren't in the business yourself. Brendin Originally Posted by xnaron He said that without the baseboards the tack strips go closer to the walls and that the baseboard holds the carpet onto the tack strips. It's more profitable, less stressful, and a lot easier on the body.
Professional workers use care not to cause damage, but a homeowner should consider several factors in deciding whether to paint or install the carpet first. Later when the finish carpenter came through he knew where all the bearings points were so that he could nail the trim, which was usually 1x5 select pine, and a base cap. Are you sure you trust this guy? It depends on what the builder or last flooring person did and what material you are using. Cleaning a carpet can be time-consuming and an expense the homeowner did not anticipate, as well. The reason I feel this way is because nearly every time I've seen carpeting installed with molding on, one or both of the following happens: 1 the act of installing the carpet destroys the molding, or 2 it looks like shit afterward because of a poor fit between the new flooring and the old molding. I have read many places that you should install baseboard before carpet goes in.
You can probably install the new carpet without having to take off the baseboards first. Obviously, I haven't tried, just as I wouldn't listen to somebody advocating the installation of the interior doors before the sheetrock goes up. In addition, the bathroom is on the lower level of a split level house and we have had some water flooding from time to time, so in my mind, having the tile underneath the vanity will give the vanity an extra half inch of protection from any flooding. I researched and learned a lot before trying it myself needed tack strip nailed into concrete. The house is rocked, taped, spackled, and finish sanded.