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Old 06-25-2011, 08:51 PM   #1
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I have a half- inch gap between my hardwood floors and baseboards. What type of caulking should I use?

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If you have a 1/2 inch gap you don't want to use chaulk. You should buy 1/4 round or shoe mold for hardwood floors. Chaulk will look real bad. Use 1/4 round or shoe.

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1/2" is definitely too large a gap to caulk. Quarter round is a common trim for baseboard to floor gaps. Caulk between the top of the quarter round and baseboard for a nice finished look.
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Don't nail the base to the floor . Put a business card under the base to allow for expansion and nail to the wall .
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