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shanmon 07-19-2007 11:40 AM

Installing Quarter Round
We have just finished installing laminate flooring throughout our house. We decided not to rip out the base moulding, so we are installing quarter round to cover the expansion gap. We have quite a lot of doorways to manuever around and I was wondering what if anything can be done to give a more finished look at the edge where the quarter round ends at the door frame. We cannot afford to replace all the doorframes or mouldings, but would like to do something that doesn't look like we just left a raw edge.

Jeekinz 07-19-2007 11:46 AM

The base moulding should have been removed and the door trim moulding either removed or undercut.

You'll need to undercut the door trim and install a small filler piece from a leftover section of the floor.

shanmon 07-19-2007 11:56 AM

We did undercut the door frame to slide the laminate underneath. The problem is the edge of the door frame angles in. So the base moulding is a staight line and we can attach the quarter round to it. But where the base moulding meets the doorframe it angles in slightly so the quarter round does not fit flush against it as it does to the base moulding. I wondered if there is a solution for finishing that edge.

skymaster 07-19-2007 12:56 PM

Shanmom; Normal is to just cutback on either a 22 1/2 or 45. Base normally butts to the edge of the casing.:)

KUIPORNG 07-19-2007 12:59 PM

door trim molding is cheap if you are using MDF.... just replace them.... cut to fit.... don't put quarter round on top of the door trim... it looks bad.... rather install the trim down to the floor just fit.....

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