We are fixing up our spare room and will be putting down plywood to cover the old plank floor. We will be installing Design Zone carpet tiles from Lowe's. There currently is no floor molding/mop board in the room. My question is this: Do we put down mop board molding before or after we install the carpet tiles? Since the tiles are quite plush, with approximately 3/4 inch fibers, I think it would look better to put the mop board down first and then bring the carpet tiles up to it. Others offering advice suggest putting the mop board down after the carpet is in. Which is the proper procedure and which will look more proffessional? Thanks for your advice.
On normal carpet installations the baseboard (mop board) is installed before the carpet and the carpet is tucked beneath it. Whether or not your carpet squares are plush the carpet always looks better beneath the base IMO.
I would install the carpet first then the base. Cutting carpet right up to base is a pain.
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