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Old 10-05-2017, 08:28 PM   #1
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I thought I had flooring cut correctly until I started to install quarter round.


What options do I have beside tearing up the flooring. I have 6 doorways in a small hallway, about 7 feet long.




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Got the pictures showing now, as you can see I didn’t cut under the door jamb properly.
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That one plank looks pretty ragged. Any chance you can lift it and re-do? Otherwise, you could try and see if a plinth block and wider baseboard would cover it. That would require you to pretty much re-do all of the trim, but it looks like it might want updating anyway. Maybe the pros have some handy tricks.
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ROSETTE TRIM BLOCK

Use a multimaster to cut out some of the door trim. Should not but may have to add a wooden spacer to make the trim block thicker.

Should actually look like a improvement since the door casing looks rough anyway.
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That one plank looks pretty ragged. Any chance you can lift it and re-do? Otherwise, you could try and see if a plinth block and wider baseboard would cover it. That would require you to pretty much re-do all of the trim, but it looks like it might want updating anyway. Maybe the pros have some handy tricks.
Honestly I donít know how I got those board in place to begin with. It was myself and two brothers, after all the boards were in place nothing would budge at all. Iím sure itís possible to pull the boards up but that ragged one we had a hell of a time with and cut it at least 3 times before we settled for that. New trim may be my best bet but Iíll wait for a few more replies, thanks!
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As suggested plinth blocs, here are some to look at.
http://www.thejoyofmoldings.com/about-plinth-blocks/

The other molding could be removed and backed with another piece of wood to make it thicker but still look the same.
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So you are the guy that cut it three times and it is still to short.

Sorry just had to say it.
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Honestly I donít know how I got those board in place to begin with. It was myself and two brothers, after all the boards were in place nothing would budge at all. Iím sure itís possible to pull the boards up but that ragged one we had a hell of a time with and cut it at least 3 times before we settled for that. New trim may be my best bet but Iíll wait for a few more replies, thanks!
Was beer involved?
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So you are the guy that cut it three times and it is still to short.

Sorry just had to say it.
Unfortunately looks like it haha.
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Was beer involved?
Beer and a strict timeline donít mix well
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As suggested plinth blocs, here are some to look at.
http://www.thejoyofmoldings.com/about-plinth-blocks/

The other molding could be removed and backed with another piece of wood to make it thicker but still look the same.
Perfect! Iíll grab some tomorrow and give that a shot.
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Another option is to remove the baseboard, undercut the drywall, cut a strip of flooring that is about 1/4" narrower than the edge of the board and wall, lay it in the groove and slide it toward the miscut board. Square off the miscut board to get a straight edge. Where the miscut goes around the door casing slide the strip under the door casing. You may have to do some work to disguise the new joint lines. I use this technique when I get to a wall and need only a narrow strip to avoid a gap between the baseboard and floor....I remove the baseboard, undercut the drywall, slide the strip under the drywall, finish installing the floor, pull the narrow strip toward the last floorboard, reinstall the baseboard.

The other recommendations will work but the baseboard and door casing profiles will be different from those in the rest of the house.
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You need to learn how to cut and install a quarter round return (or end cap).
Makes the install look a lot more professional as compared to leaving a plain straight cut end on it.
http://www.laminate-flooring-install...d-returns.html
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You need to learn how to cut and install a quarter round return (or end cap).
Makes the install look a lot more professional as compared to leaving a plain straight cut end on it.
http://www.laminate-flooring-install...d-returns.html
I ended up tossing that quarter round and will just paint it and decided to do it right with the returns as well! Thanks for the input.
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