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Old 05-06-2008, 09:09 AM   #1
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Carpet Installation

I just had berber carpet installed and there is a gap between the base and the carpet in some spots. The base is straight and level and no gap was present with the previous carpet. I was wondering if this happens and i just need to install new base or if i should have the company come out and fix it.



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Old 05-06-2008, 09:40 AM   #2
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That's relatively normal, although I think the installers should remind the customer that happens when quoting a job. Your new carpet just doesn't have as much pile height as your old carpet did. The same thing happens when you install laminate flooring where there used to be carpet. I doubt that the installers are going to do anything. You have a couple options:

Cheapest: Remove the baseboard from the wall, paint the wall where the baseboard was covering it (at least the top 1/2" or so), and re-install the baseboard at the proper height. If you don't have leftover paint, get a quart color matched. This option costs only time.

Most typical: Install quarter-round trim at the base of your baseboard. Some prefer the look of this option, but it costs more for materials, and you have to cut a bunch of trim.

There are probably other ideas too.


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Old 05-10-2008, 09:48 AM   #3
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great advice.

I agree.
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