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Old 08-30-2011, 08:45 PM   #1
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Is it correct that if installing vinyle with baseboards that they would have to leave 1\2 inch opening between the baseboard and the new vinyle.

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No--you are thinking of hardwood which needs expansion space,

Sheet goods can be cut tight and attached without issues.

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There's no reason to remove the base boards for vinyl installations, just the shoe molding. It's a good idea to leave a little space maybe 1/8-1/4". You definitely don't want a 1/2" gap though. Is it really that wide? The shoe molding will just barely cover that.

Did you think they should have removed the base?

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The vinyl backed vinyls (like IVC) require 1/8" gap around all obstructions. Felt backed vinyls can be cut in tight
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