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ttwin 04-24-2014 08:41 AM

Carpet removal
 
I'm pulling up old carpet in my bedroom but I didn't want to remove the baseboards. I'm replacing it with stained concrete flooring that I was just going to add quarter to. I read online to remove the baseboards...is this necessary?

mako1 04-24-2014 11:36 AM

It sure makes it easier if the tack strip is under the base.I've seen it both ways but under either condition it would make it easier for the new finish to be applied.

rusty baker 04-24-2014 11:46 AM

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Originally Posted by ttwin (Post 1341554)
I'm pulling up old carpet in my bedroom but I didn't want to remove the baseboards. I'm replacing it with stained concrete flooring that I was just going to add quarter to. I read online to remove the baseboards...is this necessary?

What are planning on doing with the holes in the floor from the tack strip?

ttwin 04-24-2014 11:59 AM

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Originally Posted by rusty baker
What are planning on doing with the holes in the floor from the tack strip?

I'm going to use a self leveling cement

rusty baker 04-24-2014 12:47 PM

Don't know if that will look good stained or if stain will stick to it.

ttwin 04-24-2014 03:35 PM

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Originally Posted by rusty baker
Don't know if that will look good stained or if stain will stick to it.

I was hoping I could protect the board with Kraft paper and painters tape

rusty baker 04-24-2014 03:42 PM

I mean staining the floor leveler.

joecaption 04-24-2014 03:51 PM

Going to have a mess on your hands trying to do that, and end up with a hard cold floor to walk on.
Stain is not paint, it's not going to cover up any of the flaws or repairs.
Just going to make them stick out more.

lynathome 05-09-2014 02:04 PM

So just to be clear you want a stained concrete floor in a bedroom?

The baseboard is probably necessary to remove not only so you can properly pour the concrete but also so you can have nice neat edges and base boards when you are done. Leaving them on just sounds like a mess waiting to happen.
Besides with everything that you are going to be doing, removing the baseboards is very simple and quick.

MandyWoodson 05-10-2014 08:51 PM

To get a professional finish the baseboards should be removed.


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