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Old 01-30-2018, 06:06 PM   #1
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I posted about a month ago asking for advice on the best method to remove the old circa 1978 hideous gold ceramic base molding in our main bath. The old base molding tiles came off with a broad putty knife struck by a hammer along the upper edge of the tile as step #3. Step #1 was using the same putty knife to fracture the grout joints between the tiles, and Step #2 was to fracture the joint between the base molding tiles and the 1x1 ceramic tile floor.

Tiles were removed a week ago Saturday. New wooden base boards were installed working 2 hours per evening four nights after work, and the final push was a few hours Saturday morning to finish the toe molding, puttyinail set holes, and give the boards their single "post install" coat of paint. Each board received two coats of paint prior to being installed.

I am pretty proud of my joint work on this job! My wife abandoned trying to putty the joints to seal them because they were so tight the putty could not enter the joint! Outside joints are miters obviously, inner joints are all coped by hand.










Not bad for an old geezer of an engineer with bifocals and a cataract who does woodworking just for a very sporadic hobby.

The new wall color matches the gray tiles in the floor pattern.

The thicker return piece in photo#1 is because the old ceramic base tile was installed partially against cement board that extended slightly from the original tub surround wall tile (explains the visible and mysteriously thick grout layer that existed behind the tile since original construction). The tub received a plastic liner about 15 years ago that was sloppily coped around the base tile and hidden behind silicone caulk.

I had to scratch my head a bit to come up with a method to compensate for the now missing 1/2-inch cement board, and the ragged tub surround coping relief, without using a big ugly goober of caulk. I turned a scrap piece of the new 1/2-inch thick baseboard backwards and upside down, cut it long enough so that the hidden end bears against the original tub wall, then glued and nailed the blocking piece, visible return piece , and end piece together before fitting them to the wall. Once against the wall the assembly was nailed to the wall studs.

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Old 01-30-2018, 06:19 PM   #2
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Bragging right. Looks great.
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Looks great. you should be proud of the project.
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Looks good. My criticism is using 1/4 round instead of shoe molding.

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The thicker return piece in photo#1 is because the old ceramic base tile
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Looks good. My criticism is using 1/4 round instead of shoe molding.
Nope. Optical illusion caused by camera angle, I used the correct 1/2 x 3/4 Shoe Molding (my Dad always called this Toe Molding but Shoe is the correct current term). I preferred the look of no shoe/toe molding at all, but the floor finish elevation varied so much along the single longest side that caulking the joint below the base molding would have looked horrible.
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