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Old 11-25-2011, 08:27 PM   #1
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New base molding before carpet height suggestions

This week I am having Berber carpet installed in my bedroom. I am putting in new base moulding before they install my carpet. What height should I install the base moulding? How big of a space between the molding and the hardwood floor?


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thickness can vary..we set base about 3/8 to 1/2 for a normal...


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Old 11-25-2011, 08:53 PM   #3
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I have always preferred that it sits on the floor.
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With berber carpet about 1/4 to 3/8 is what I prefer. Don't go any higher than the thickness of the carpet. It makes a nicer looking carpet job with the cut edges of the carpet tucked under the base in my opinion.
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