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Old 12-16-2010, 10:18 PM   #1
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... For installation of allure Trafficmaster? I had carpet previously, so there is plenty of gap for the tile to slide under. Any downside to not removing?

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Old 12-18-2010, 04:51 PM   #2
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Dumb Question?

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Old 12-18-2010, 05:07 PM   #3
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There are no dumb questions, just dumb answers.
What is the gap distance now?
You may end up wanting to pull the baseboards anyways, to LOWER them down to the new flooring!

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Old 12-18-2010, 05:25 PM   #4
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It would probably easier to install the flooring with the trim off, than to try to slide the flooring under.
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Old 12-18-2010, 06:05 PM   #5
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Thanks Rusty! Doing it now.

Im new to this... so probably will have more dumb questions... but when I get to the door jambs.. undercut or Cut around?

Seems Undercutting is the best option, but I dont have the proper saw for it.
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You can undercut with almost any kind of handsaw. Just lay a scrap on the floor and lay the saw flat on top to undercut. Under cut looks a lot better since if you butt up to it, you have to leave a gap. You can fill a gap with caulk if necessary.
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Okay, makes sense.

One more in regards to the baseboards... someone suggested that if I dont remove the baseboards, I can just install tile just up to them (leaving a gap), and install quarter round on the bottom of the base board (covering the gap between vinyl and baseboard)

Any downside to that method?

Thanks for all the help so far!
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That will work fine as long as you fasten the 1/4 round to the base and not the floor.
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Okay, makes sense.

One more in regards to the baseboards... someone suggested that if I dont remove the baseboards, I can just install tile just up to them (leaving a gap), and install quarter round on the bottom of the base board (covering the gap between vinyl and baseboard)

Any downside to that method?

Thanks for all the help so far!
Rusty has you covered, Bud!

Personally, I like the look of having the quarter round/toe kick on the base moulding. Seems more finished. Also, when removing old base moulding, it's easy to damage the wall.

Just make sure, like Rusty said, that you nail it to the moulding and NOT the flooring.
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Awesome! Thanks guys!!
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Old 12-20-2010, 11:55 AM   #11
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The documentation for the flooring mentions ordering 'hidden transitions strips'. Think I'll need some of these for transitioning from the hallway to the Bedroom.

Website has no way to order, no one answers at the number for the accessories dept. Is there any other way to buy these, or can someone suggest an alternative?
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Go to your local Home Depot or call them. They sell this product and should have the transitions.

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