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Old 02-27-2008, 12:06 PM  
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Looking good!

Is that caulk, or did you put another piece of wood underneath?

For the shoe molding that goes past the transition piece (part that goes over the gap between wood/tile) I would consider putting the shoe molding in first, then running the transition piece up to the shoe molding. Either way, you may have to caulk and paint to fill any gaps, but if you butt the transition to the shoe, it may look pretty good...

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Old 02-27-2008, 12:18 PM  
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That isn't caulk, nothing has been caulked, that is a piece of wood.

Transition piece is already glued down. But I think it looks better to have the shoe molding cut around it, instead of just but into it, like a custom fit or the shoe molding was custom cut around it instead of just butting it up against it. Anyone else agree?


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Hello Curtis:
Yes, I agree the base shoe should be scribed around the transition piece.
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I would do your floor transition different. Take it up and get your base and shoe correct first. You are ok on the front and right, the left side still needs work. Once you get that correct then you can shape the floor transition to butt nicely to the shoe.
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I have a similar situation, but with 3 1/2 " moulding instead of quarter round. The transition is between 3/4" hardwood (over a subfloor) to carpeting (no subfloor). The difference is about 3/4". Both areas have significant runs of moulding, so it would take alot of lengthwise trimming to cut down the higher one or to add height to the shorter one. Any ideas??

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