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rzgary 08-12-2007 03:40 PM

Baseboards over carpet
I'm getting ready to install baseboards in a bedroom. Should I install them down to the floor or leave a space for the carpet? I figured I would use a shim maybe 1/4" or 3/8" as I'm installing them but wanted the professional opinion. So what say you?

Thanks for the help,


dakuda 08-13-2007 05:55 PM

Take a piece of scrap base and use that to space it up from the subfloor. DO NOT place it right against the subfloor. You need space for the carpet, at least 1/4".

rzgary 08-14-2007 12:55 AM

Thank you!

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