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Old 04-18-2010, 10:23 PM   #1
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I am putting down a floating floor in the livingroom (which will need an expansion gap)

Any one have some suggestions for the baseboards...I want to put a colonial style baseboard but not sure if I should then add a quarter-round after that...??

What is in these days? Do people put both or do they simply just put a think baseboard?

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I put a floating floor in our guest bedroom remodel and did not use a quarter round added to the baseboard. You can always add a quarter round if needed, as it would be the last thing to go in.
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It doesn't matter.
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Usually shoe molding is used, not quarter round. Shoe molding is taller and narrower than quarter round to limit dust from collecting on it.

It's up to you, but remember, it's much easier to get shoe molding to conform to a non-perfect floor than it is with a full sized base molding. Also, many times the full molding is installed and painted first, then the floor is put in, then the shoe molding is added afterwards since it's an easy step that doesn't require much work on the brand new floor.
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So...shrute.... did you do a lot of research to get to the conclusion that shoemoulding is narrower to "limit dust from collecting on it?"
Then why do you think they make strip floors AND plank floors? For people with smaller or bigger feet????
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So...shrute.... did you do a lot of research to get to the conclusion that shoemoulding is narrower to "limit dust from collecting on it?"
No, I didn't. my Father who has been a carpenter for 45 years told me that a long time ago. Maybe he is wrong, the reasoning for it's shape isn't a big deal.
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Then why do you think they make strip floors AND plank floors? For people with smaller or bigger feet????
I really don't know what you are trying to accomplish with this question, but I do know that you are coming off as an a-hole.
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In my experience shoe mold and quarter round have always been able to be used interchangeably. I always thought it was simply "the look" that one was after choosing one over the other. The smaller shoe mold will usually follow variances in a floors surface a little better than quarter round in my thinking.

With today's base boards getting smaller and smaller [in thickness] and the requirement of expansion gaps at the walls an additional element (shoe mold or quarter round) is becoming more and more necessary to guarantee the hiding of the expansion gap. With laminate floors and their ability to shift (if not installed with hidden stops) the wider base treatment is almost becoming mandatory.

First I've heard of the "dust" thing. A basic truth of course, but I doubt that's why shoe mold is made available as an option.
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4" and taller i like to use 1/4 round ,creates a nicer profile imo. like it painted to even on stained hardwood. shoe just to flat for me disappears in the base
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