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Old 09-27-2012, 07:32 PM   #1
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Tile or wood baseboard in a home?


We are remodeling our home with tile throughout most. Does it matter whether we use tile or wood baseboard - I was told you typically use tile baseboard in commercial use not residential? And wood baseboard in residential? Tile cost more, less maintanence. Wood more traditional & cost more. From a designer stand point which looks better & Is it just a preference?

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It depends if you want the baseboard to match the design of the interior trim around the windows and doors...

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personally i like baseboard. i replaced all the 3 inch base with 7 inch when i redid my house. on the tile floors and the hardwood floors. all painted with a satin oil paint.
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personally i like baseboard. i replaced all the 3 inch base with 7 inch when i redid my house. on the tile floors and the hardwood floors. all painted with a satin oil paint.

Larger base especially helps in homes with taller ceilings and plinth blocks along the door openings...
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You can do whatever you like.

Wood is used more in the US, but it is very common to use tile elsewhere.

I like the practicality of tile. It will allow you to mop the floor and not worry about getting the "mopboard" wet.

The wood baseboard is getting cheesier and cheesier. I think you are lucky to find a 7/16 x 3" high board now.

It won't be any more expensive to use tile, depending on your circumstances. How do you plan to terminate the top?
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