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Old 09-14-2010, 08:41 PM   #1
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What size baseboard - pics included

We are in the process of installing 1/2" thick 5" wide engineered harwood floors and want to replace our scrawny 2.5" base board. The home was built in 1983 and is an all brick ranch style with 1800 sq. ft. in north Texas

Our cielings are 8ft in the bedrooms and valuted in the master.

Room sizes are:

11'x11' (bedroom 1)
11'x11' (study)
17'x13' (master)
17'x3'' (hallway)

The crown in the rooms and hallway is 2.75" and the door caseings are 2.5". Pic'sof each are posted.

We want to go with something that will look good but not look overdone and too big the the hallway and rooms.

Please reccomend pattern and size. Thanks.


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VERY interesting sizes.


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You could go in the range of 5 1/2"base, 3 1/4" door casing and 3 1/4" to 3 5/8"(depends on the manufacturing mill) crown, and be OK in my opinion.
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Lately in houses I've been doing, i've used a 4 1/4" to 4 1/2" for baseboard and 3 1/4" to 3 1/2" for casing. I use the same profile for both, just the larger for base and smaller for case. I pretty much always use a crown that's in the 4" range, can't think of specifics right now, and I don't think it's overpowering at all. I've even done a 3 stage crown, basically upside down baseboard ran along the top of the wall and on the ceiling with the crown ran in between, with 4" crown in a room with 8' ceilings and it wasn't TOO cramped. You'll be fine with the crown in the places with low ceilings as long as you stay under 5" in my opinion.
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