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Old 12-16-2007, 03:38 PM   #1
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I am going to be having new carpet installed in 4 bedrooms. Should I remove the baseboards before installation? I am also thinking about replacing with some nicer baseboards. Do the installers need baseboard in place in order to install the carpet? If so, how high should I place the new baseboard? Thanks.

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Remove baseboards before carpet installation?


Carpet is installed up against the baseboard, so I'd put your new stuff in right down on the subfloor before the installers come.

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Base is installed about 3/8" off the subfloor, not on it.

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I am going to be having new carpet installed in 4 bedrooms. Should I remove the baseboards before installation? I am also thinking about replacing with some nicer baseboards. Do the installers need baseboard in place in order to install the carpet? If so, how high should I place the new baseboard? Thanks.
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Old 12-16-2007, 07:59 PM   #5
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The baseboard for carpeted floor may be installed either on the floor or up to 1/4" above the floor. It's just a personal preference.
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Makes for a much neater looking install if the base is up off the floor.

If it were concrete, you would have to raise it
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Old 12-17-2007, 09:46 AM   #7
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Remove baseboards before carpet installation?


I haven't seen that in either of my houses - both have baseboards on the floor - but I suppose I can see the sense in the alternative way.

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