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Old 07-26-2014, 11:41 AM  
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Since I am putting new laminate floor (replacing carpet), I will be using 3.25" height baseboard. I am looking to keep the door trimming if I can. It is the standard size (1 9/16"). Would the look be fine, meaning proportional?

I have an 8 ft floor to ceiling. Thanks for your opinion.

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Old 07-26-2014, 01:21 PM  
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I think it would look fine that way.


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Thanks so much.
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When you do the flooring you leave a gap at the walls for expansion but most people leave the door trim but cut off the bottom in place and slip the flooring under it. Makes a nice clean look and the base board covers the gap.


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When you do the flooring you leave a gap at the walls for expansion but most people leave the door trim but cut off the bottom in place and slip the flooring under it. Makes a nice clean look and the base board covers the gap.


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I have always done that in the past.

I bought a finisher nailer/compressor (porter cable) combo that came with 2" finish nails (16 gauge). Assuming my drywall is 1/2" and my baseboard is 1/2", would 2" nails be still too long? It looks long. I am thinking 1 1/2" should be right.
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2" is fine for what you are doing.

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2" is fine for what you are doing.

I tried 2" and it worked fine.


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I tried 2" and it worked fine.


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and it looks good from my house.


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