Hello, Im wanting to install hardwood flooring, not laminate, through our hallway into the living room. My problem is the trim used throughout the house has been here a long time and over the years they have even added 1/4 drywall throughout the house and instead of removing trim before installing they cut it around all the trim, which means the trim has to stay lol.
At the bottom of all the doorways are the larger blocks (Casing? you can see in the picture) that also stick out about a 1/4" farther than the other trim. The pictures show the doorway area between the hall and living room that is going to be the most noticeable.
I understand that I need to cut the trim so the flooring can go under the doorway trim but my question is how would I go about the other areas where the trim sticks out at different distances? I dont believe its going to be enough gap to go under the blocks and use quarter round only inbetween (not sure how that will look either).
Ive thought about using 1/4" filler strips on the deeper parts of the trim to bring it all out flush for the shoe moulding. Do they make different depth quarter round that can achieve this? What is the best way to tackle this trim in an old house? Any good articles regarding typical trim procedures?
Thanks for your help
ps dont look at the chipped paint, 3 kids and their toys put a good beating on it and we have been been working on them