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Old 10-28-2010, 07:13 PM   #1
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Im installing baseboard trim over wood flooring, Im not sure how much of a gap I need to leave inbetween baseboard and hard wood floor. Im doing it this way because I'm planning on having carpet installed later. Any suggestions?

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Ask the carpet supplier/installer.
I have used everything from 3/8" to 3/4" depending on the thickness of the carpet.

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Im installing baseboard trim over wood flooring, Im not sure how much of a gap I need to leave inbetween baseboard and hard wood floor. Im doing it this way because I'm planning on having carpet installed later. Any suggestions?
That depends on the type of carpet you plan on. 1/2" to 9/16" (the thickness of the average production base trim used as a spacer) works ok if you have a typical 1/2" pad and 1/2" or more pile carpet. You will need less for a Berber type rug w/ pad, and still less for a Berber or very short pile commercial type of rug without a pad.
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That depends on the type of carpet you plan on. 1/2" to 9/16" (the thickness of the average production base trim used as a spacer) works ok if you have a typical 1/2" pad and 1/2" or more pile carpet. You will need less for a Berber type rug w/ pad, and still less for a Berber or very short pile commercial type of rug without a pad.
Thank you for your reply Ive heard anything from a 1/4" to 3/4" and I went for the inbetween 1/2" , and it worked great. Thats what I like about this site, you can always get a second or more opinion about what your doing if your not sure or second guessing yourself. Thanks for the help.
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Thank you for your reply Ive heard anything from a 1/4" to 3/4" and I went for the inbetween 1/2" , and it worked great. Thats what I like about this site, you can always get a second or more opinion about what your doing if your not sure or second guessing yourself. Thanks for the help.
You could've taken the guess work out of the equation if you installed the base moldings after the carpet installation. Glad it all worked out for you
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