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Old 02-27-2014, 01:58 PM   #1
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I just installed vinyl tile I my kitchen. At the perimeter the tiles come flush with the baseboards (with an occasional gap up to 1/8). Should I caulk the connection and the gap between the boards and the tiles? If yes, what caulk should I use, can I use acrylic door/window sealant? Do I absolutely have to install shoe molding or quarter round?

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Need the 1/4 round to do it right.

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Do I absolutely have to install shoe molding or quarter round?
If you wanna do the job right, and look right too;
you absolutely have to install shoe molding or quarter round.

The vinyl tiles should not touch the base moldings. Be sure to nail the shoe moldings to the base and not downwards thru the vinyl.

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Thank you for your comment. I will add a molding. Now how about this part where the tile borders with the carpet? The edge of the carpet is under aluminum gripper. How should I connect the tile ant the gripper?
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How should I connect the tile ant the gripper?
The tile goes under the gripper. So, you loosen the gripper then tile, reinstall or replace the gripper, re stretch the carpet etc.

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The tile is already down. It is flush with the gripper. Should I remove the whole row of tile and cut a new row - under the grip, or can I place a carpet strip and cover the connections?
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Either way. If you replace the gripper you'll lose about an inch of carpet and will need to re stretch etc. Does the gripper look like this or?
http://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j...93581443491Jaz

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Yes, exactly like that, I think maybe a little less high. I really don't want to replace the new tile. Do you think this homedepot.com/p/TrafficMASTER-Silver-Fluted-72-in-x-2-in-Carpet-Trim-18565/100179121 on top of the gripper will work? Also, how should I anchor the strip nails (my subfloor is concrete)?
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What do you mean 'on top' of the gripper? The new gripper bar is not on top of the old one. Use concrete nails. You'll probably want 5/8 - 3/4".

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Something like that:
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So instead of looking at 3/4" of gripper you're willing to install a regular flat 'applied after' carpet bar which will have to be 2.5 - 3" wide? It's not gonna fit right and look worse.

Ok with me, it's your place.

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What makes you think the flat bar would fit the way you drew it?

I looked at the pics you posted at the other site where you asked.......
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=BER7777Maybe I should cover the transition with a piece of carpet trim? (like this one)
http://www.homedepot.com/p/TrafficMA...8565/100179121

Or maybe not................

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