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Old 06-19-2008, 06:47 AM   #1
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Im working on finishing the basement and will be ready for baseboard trim in a few weeks. I really hate the look of the standard oak colonial (i think its called colonial) lightly stained trim I see at most houses including my upstairs. I also really dont want painted.....

Anyone have any interesting or unique trims they use for around windows and baseboards?

I plan on having a slate floor throughout the entire level. I was actually thinking about doing a log trim.........

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Old 06-19-2008, 07:49 AM   #2
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There's always the option of using slate for the baseboard. 4" or 6" tiles might look nifty.

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There's always the option of using slate for the baseboard. 4" or 6" tiles might look nifty.
Interesting.....do you think it would be too much with the floor being slate as well?

You wouldnt happen to have any pics of this would you?
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Here's some approximations with 5" slate baseboard.

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Here's a few with slate tile base.

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"log" trim?
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That Jay's a handy rascal! Nice work Jay!

Well, if you don't want wood or painted, you're short on options. Personally, I think that tile can look nice when used as a baseboard. The tiles could be arranged in a diamond pattern to make it stand out from the floor a little.
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Thanks man (sometimes I have too much time on my hands)

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I was thinking about doing the log trim (as you pictured above) on a slate tile floor as such:

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Close as I could get....
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Wow! Thats about what I want to do to a T. Any comments? LOL

I am by no means an interior decorator.
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If you like the log trim, go for it! It is your house! If you're going for resale value, I don't think that log trim will appeal to the masses.
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If you like the log trim, go for it! It is your house! If you're going for resale value, I don't think that log trim will appeal to the masses.

Exactly...and don't take my ideas for granted....I'm a (fat) trim carpenter.

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Although, I do have some books on interior design...just haven't opened 'em up yet (plus, I've only had 'em for a couple of years...they haven't aged enough ).

But I did stay at a Holiday Inn once.

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So the consenses is that a 4-6 inch slate base in the same pattern would be better resale?

I dont have any intentions to sell but I do many things on a whim. It could be for sale tomorrow!


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