Originally Posted by tk3
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.