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Old 01-30-2011, 09:23 AM   #1
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I am installing new tile and carpet as welll as new base molding. The base molding must be mitered where the tile and carpet meet. I understand that the molding should be installed after the tile and before the carpet. My dilemna is how the the molding will be even where they meet on the tile and carpet if the carpet and tile are different heights.

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Old 01-30-2011, 09:29 AM   #2
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Place the molding all the same height. The molding doesn't have to sit on the floor where the carpet is.

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Perhaps I was not clear in my message. I am installing new carpet and floor tile. I am confused regarding whether the base molding is installed before or after the carpet and tile. My understanding is that tile should be installed before the molding. Here is the dilemna--at one point, the carpet meets the tile so the base molding must be mitered at that corner. if the tile is installed prior to the carpet, the molding will be uneven (higher where the tile is installed). I would really like some help with this problem.
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Agree with above, the carpet is thick enough to hide the gap. Just start angleing down on the first long wall. Angle it down till it is between 3/8" and 1/2" off the floor.
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Thank you both. So if the gap will be covered by the carpet, can I install the molding after the tile and before the carpet? So sorry to sound naive, but am I angling the molding down?
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They make a carpet ramp to meet height differences in flooring. IE going tile to carpet- hardwood to carpet. They are very subtle. The if you cut the tile right you will not have to put a transition in. Then your trim work is all the same height around the transition then have your carpet guys double tuck the ends at all walls then you will have no gap under your trim to your carpet.
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If you double tuck the carpet under the baseboard, you will have a problem getting it to stay on the tackstrip. Besides, if the installer knows what he is doing, that's not necessary.
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If you double tuck the carpet under the baseboard, you will have a problem getting it to stay on the tackstrip. Besides, if the installer knows what he is doing, that's not necessary.
Sorry should of said they double tuck after the tack strip not on it!

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