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Old 02-02-2014, 09:08 PM   #16
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how can the carpet go under the molding, when the molding is directly on the floor ?
Good question.

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how can the carpet go under the molding, when the molding is directly on the floor ?
The carpet does not need and is not supposed to go under the molding. The molding is not needed to hold it down. It is tucked into the gap between the tack strip and the molding, the tack strip is designed to hold it there. The nails on the strip hold the stretch and the bevel on the strip allows you to tuck in the carpet.
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The carpet does not need and is not supposed to go under the molding. The molding is not needed to hold it down. It is tucked into the gap between the tack strip and the molding, the tack strip is designed to hold it there. The nails on the strip hold the stretch and the bevel on the strip allows you to tuck in the carpet.
i understand that. but it isn't what he said.

i have always seen the carpet go under the base. if for nothing else = with the base directly on the floor, a thick pad and carpet up to it. the pad and carpet height would hide a good portion of the base.
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It would hide less than an inch of the base. The pad only goes up to the strip, so you only have the carpet thickness at the base.
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One other question...curious. Does the tack strip go right against the molding or leave some space between the two? Thanks
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Leave the tackles strip install for the carpet installer. He'll put it where it needs to be. It doesn't go right up against the base.
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A space between. About 3/8". If the carpet is thicker than average, a little more. Need room to tuck in the carpet.
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Leave the tackles strip install for the carpet installer. He'll put it where it needs to be. It doesn't go right up against the base.
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Yep. Many times the HO installs It backwards.
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I have always lifted it up a bit (3/8" to 1/2") but asking the installer would be best.

I have no problem with MDF trim. Looks a lot better then finger jointed pine, it's a consistent size, cheap, less trees to cut down. Just keep it away from moist areas, get a few good coats of paint on it and it will last a long time. Old school guys are afraid of change.
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I have always lifted it up a bit (3/8" to 1/2") but asking the installer would be best.

I have no problem with MDF trim. Looks a lot better then finger jointed pine, it's a consistent size, cheap, less trees to cut down. Just keep it away from moist areas, get a few good coats of paint on it and it will last a long time. Old school guys are afraid of change.
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