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In the one room of my house some pine flooring was put down. For some reason, the flooring was cut to fit around the trim that goes around the walkway into the kitchen. Normally I would think the trim would be cut for the flooring to be slid underneath. The cutting that was done on the flooring leaves a gap between the trim and the flooring that collects dust and dog hair and in general just doesn't look great. Any recommendations on how to improve this
? I am going to keep the flooring and plan to add quarter round to the straight sections of the wall.
 

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It's sad when the home owner knows more the right way to do it then the person who installed the floor.
The bad thing is anything you now use to fill that gap will stick out like a sore thumb and it would need to be flexible so it did not crack as the wood expands and contracts.
 
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Caulk or wood filler is what I was leaning towards. I know that is not going to look great, but I can't think of anything better and I don't think it would look any worse.

My other thought was to try and miter small pieces of the quarter round around the trim to decrease the size of the gap, and then lay caulk on top of that.
 

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The only thing I can think of is making a filler piece, the height of the quarter-round and a little bigger than the casing, and blending it into the quarter round.

Its going to be hard to make that look right. I wouldn't be undercutting that casing until you made the insert piece and were satisfied with it.
 

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