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Old 08-06-2012, 02:28 PM   #1
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New tile floor and baseboards....


My wife and I are getting conflicting view points here in Phoenix. Almost everyone in Phoenix (tile shops, installers, etc..) is telling us that the base board moulding should be installed prior to flooring. However, on this site, it seems that everyone recommends the opposite (tile then baseboard).

Can anyone shed some light on this? Does it have to do with location or are we simply not talking to the right people? Btw, the tile store we are dealing with is one of the nicer stores in Scottsdale so can't imagine their completely out of their minds.....this is our first remodel so just want to make sure what we do is the best we can.
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Old 08-06-2012, 02:37 PM   #2
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That does sound mighty odd.

If you install the baseboards first, you'll then have to install quarter round everywhere, right? Why not just do the baseboards last and skip an entire step?

I'm curious what people here say. I'm going to do baseboards last.
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when i was trimming new houses we used to leave the baseboard up

1/2 inch for carpeted areas and 3/8 for tiled areas to make it easier on

the tile guy. the tiled areas always got shoe molding installed after the

floor was completed. in my own house i did the floors first then the

base. was easier then running the flooring up against the base. its

easier to leave your expansion gap that will be hidden by the

baseboard. if you get a nice flat job you won't even need the shoe

molding. if the base is already installed you have no choice but to

install the shoe molding. personally i like the shoe molding, it adds another detail to the molding. i would never put 1/4 round in, its too fat
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