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tk3 07-09-2007 08:49 AM

Quarter Round Shoe - Dupont RealTouch Laminate
 
I am about to go buy the matching quarter round for the Dupont RealTouch Laminate I just installed. It is the Beech Block color. I was wondering if anyone had experience in working with this this type of molding and how easy it is to cut and how the ends look when cut. I am going to use it as shoe molding all around my flooring. I just want to know that the exposed ends near doorways and whatnot look ok.

AtlanticWBConst. 07-09-2007 09:09 AM

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Originally Posted by tk3 (Post 52225)
I am about to go buy the matching quarter round for the Dupont RealTouch Laminate I just installed. It is the Beech Block color. I was wondering if anyone had experience in working with this this type of molding and how easy it is to cut and how the ends look when cut. I am going to use it as shoe molding all around my flooring. I just want to know that the exposed ends near doorways and whatnot look ok.

The dupont Q-round is made with the same materials the flooring planks are comprised of. That means the inner core is a composite material that does not look like the face of the material. That also means that if you back-cut it, and leave it exposed as you can do with solid real-wood Q-round, you will not have a finished edge that looks like the surface.

You could either:

- Attempt to miter the corners and try to affixe them together

- Use regular solid wood Q-round and attempt to stain them to a color match of the flooring.

- Use real-wood Q-round and paint or stain it to match whatever the baseboard looks like.

KUIPORNG 07-09-2007 10:30 AM

I bought my laminate quarter round and end up not need to use any single one of it as the regular baseboard is enough to cover the gap.... may be you want to wait until you really need it.... also... match color is in fact a bit strange as your baseboard I assume is white... and quarter round is brown same color as the floor...

AtlanticWBConst. 07-09-2007 11:12 AM

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Originally Posted by KUI****G (Post 52232)
I bought my laminate quarter round and end up not need to use any single one of it as the regular baseboard is enough to cover the gap.... may be you want to wait until you really need it.... also... match color is in fact a bit strange as your baseboard I assume is white... and quarter round is brown same color as the floor...

It sounds like he installed the laminate flooring with the baseboard left on the walls...That is why he must be asking about the Quarter round....

Actually, it doesn't look strange to install matching quarter round with the flooring.
In the past, I have thought that way too, but we installed laminate (Dupont Cherry) in a kitchen and it actually looked quite nice with the matching Dupont quarter round.


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