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mckain87 11-12-2012 04:32 PM

Shoe molding on uneven floor
A house that I bought has some nice tile layed down in the kitchen along with the baseboard installed. It looks nice but the floor is uneven and now it creates a nice little gap half way down the wall between the baseboard and the floor. Putting quarter round shoe molding has been suggested in an earlier thread but I am curious if it is going to work if the floor is uneven? Any suggestions or ideas would be great. I dont want to go buy the quarter round and then it not work when I try to install it.

joecaption 11-12-2012 04:39 PM

1/4 round or better yet shoe moulding is the only way to to do it.

sixeightten 11-12-2012 04:54 PM

The shoe will flex quite a bit and contour to the floor in most cases.

tacomahardwood. 11-12-2012 04:59 PM

Quarter round and base shoe have minor differences , Base shoe is kind of egg shaped , Qround is just 1/4 of a round dowel , Iether will flex , But since we can't see it , Buy 1 piece , Try to flex it , If it doesn't mae the gaps better then take it back , Q round or Base shoe is the usual fixh for un even floors

mckain87 11-12-2012 06:15 PM

You guys are awesome! Thank you so much! I know when I was looking last time they had some that was just basic wood or they had some that had a smoother finish and said it was composite. Does it matter which type I use for this particular project?

mckain87 11-12-2012 06:37 PM

While we are on the subject does anyone have a recommendation for what type of nail gun to use for things like this and baseboards? There are a few rooms I will be doing baseboards as well as some door and window casing but I do know exactly what type of gun I should get in order to do this.

tacomahardwood. 11-12-2012 09:30 PM

MDF is the most flexible but is more susceptable to water damage , Water is not usually an issue except for in the bathroom then use the PVC or hemlock or what ever they make the wood ones out of where you are locted , PVC in the bath is the best , garunteed the MDF will expand and absorb water in a batheroom

mckain87 11-13-2012 09:23 AM

Awesome, thanks a lot! Do you have an suggestions for the type of finish nailer I should get for this and some baseboard and door casing work that I will be doing?

tacomahardwood. 11-13-2012 04:54 PM

You could go as big as 16 gauge , Then the nailer could be used for harder woods then base , 1/2 inch sheet rock 9/16 trim 5/8 q round so With the counter sink depth you could angle down and hit the framing plate . or use a stud finder and hit , But hitting a stud would be doubtfull that low to the floor , Your going to aim for the framinfg plate , Which lays on the floor

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