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Old 02-28-2011, 05:30 PM   #1
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I have a house and I am in the process of finishing the basement. I just put down Allure Resilient flooring. It looks great but I am curious as to what must be done to hide the edges that but up to the walls. The previous owners applied Thoroseal to the walls to waterproof them. I would like to use some sort of baseboard or trim to hide the edges of the flooring around the perimeter but don't know what the best way to attach the baseboard would be?? Would liquid nails hold boards to the Thoroseal? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
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Take a look at the commercial vinyl cove base materials. Not the woody homey look but a simple way to cover the edge of the flooring and follow the irregularities of a wavy basement wall at the same time. Unless the walls have been firred-out with wood.
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Thanks for the suggestions, Bud. I checked out vinyl cove base and it looks like it should work.
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That type of cove-base material comes in both vinyl and rubber and a million colors. Just be sure to use the right adhesive.

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Hey there jasongilliland.
Hello Bud Cline.

Do the edges completely but up against the walls or there is a contraction and expansion gap?
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The cove base will be stuck to the bottom of the walls around the perimeter of the basement. No gap.
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You mentioned a finished basement. And your sticking the base to a thorasealed wall. I can't see a rubber base looking straight on a poured wall, or even on a block wall. Am I missing something?
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Hey jasongilliland,
My name is George and i work for a Chicago area Home Depot.

You need to allow an expansion gap of 1/8" for the floor movement.
Your floor will expand and contract with change of temperature in your basement and if there is no gap-room for it to expand ,it will buckle up.

In addition basement moisture level test needs to be performed prior to installation.
If moisture levels are high sealer needs to be applied over the concrete floor.
These are some essential instructions that need to be followed in order to have this product warrantied.

As far as the baseboard goes i agree with Bud Cline vinyl is probably your best choice.
Just make sure to use VCT adhesive and one of these attachments to spread the adhesive.
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