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Old 04-19-2012, 09:30 PM   #1
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Kitchen cabinets base "moulding"


Hi everyone, newbie linda here.

I have a crazy idea..

I would not call the things at the base of my kitchen cabinet moudlings... more like planks added as an after thought. And then someone put down tiles, but only up to the kitchen cabinets, not under them.

I know I know, lost of work and money. But they could have at least have done it until under the base "moulding".

So the long term plan is to pull out the kitchen cabinets, tile the rest of the floor, put in new cabinets and everything is dandy.

Short term problem: I don't have the budget this year to replace the cabinets and tile and the kitchen cabinet base "moulding" is falling apart.

Has anyone seen any articles or how to's regarding putting new moulding over the old "moulding"? I can't take out the old moulding cause it is tiled in place... Lovely. I know this is a terrible solution, but if at all feasible I would like to explore my options around this.

Any other ideas are also welcome, but I have kinda agreed with hubby that I won't remove the existing boards. So unless I can come up with a VERY good reason, it has to be this way.
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Prime and paint 1/4" A/C sanded one side plywood and nail it on with finish nails.
It's called a Toe Kick.
That's the way new cabinets are done.

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Prime and paint 1/4" A/C sanded one side plywood and nail it on with finish nails.
It's called a Toe Kick.
That's the way new cabinets are done.
Can I do this over the existing moulding?
And what is A/C?
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Yes it can be installed over what you have.
http://www.insidewoodworking.com/plywood-grades.html

A/C is smooth one one side with no knots, and grade C on the backside.
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I just realized something when looking at the current toe kick. The tile is saltillo tile (mexican terracotta) which means they are not flat.

Would you normally shape the toe kick to fit the tile contour?
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No a bead of latex caulking, will fill the gaps.
Thin bead, wipe with your finger, then wipe it down with a damp sponge.
Only need enough to fill the gap, not all over the toe kick or floor.
Or better yet just use 1/4 round moulding.
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Prime and paint 1/4" A/C sanded one side plywood and nail it on with finish nails.
It's called a Toe Kick.
That's the way new cabinets are done.
Yeah, just put a 1/4 or 1/2 inch plywood skin over the existing toe kick. You probably need to clean out the caulk from the old toe kick before you put the new stuff on so it sits flat. This will cover the gap you see where the tile ends and make the cabinets look better.
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Would also use quarterround to make the tiles look covered and then caulk every crack, also the joint along where the quarterround meets the board that's there and even the trim on the cabinet doors if there is any spacing. Your cabinets will look really nice.
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why not just paint the toe kick that is there now and then put shoe or quarter round at the floor, painted of course or even a stain grade shoe might look nice. I see no reason to add a new kick there when paint will make that one look new...
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why not just paint the toe kick that is there now and then put shoe or quarter round at the floor, painted of course or even a stain grade shoe might look nice. I see no reason to add a new kick there when paint will make that one look new...

This.

A good paint job with shoe mould will be the least expensive and labor intensive option, and look good.
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If you've still got matching tile, you could tile the toe kick. We did that when the linoleum we removed had been run up the toe kick leaving a mess behind.

Darn....just realized this is a really old post, a bit late for a recommendation I suppose.


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^ that looks awesome and matches your cabinets very well, good choice

did not notice this thread was from April, the homeowner has fixed it by now possibly...
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If you've still got matching tile, you could tile the toe kick. We did that when the linoleum we removed had been run up the toe kick leaving a mess behind.

Darn....just realized this is a really old post, a bit late for a recommendation I suppose.


Even though the post is old it is a good option and something that will be useful, especially for those that use the search function.

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