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    Flooring & Trim

    Any recommendations on whether you should match quarter-round with hard flooring or with base board? I had a flooring installer tell me it doesn't matter or its personal preference, but I think it would look better to match with the base board.



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    Re: Flooring & Trim

    Yeah baseboard all the way.



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    Re: Flooring & Trim

    I've seen it done both ways and would agree it's a personal preference thing. Most wood and laminate flooring manufacturers will offer a transition piece of trim for the flooring/base joint that matches their flooring.


    I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

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    Re: Flooring & Trim

    Baseboard. If you do it in the color of the flooring, it stands out and looks like a stripe. It should just blend in and not call attention to itself.



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    Re: Flooring & Trim

    Both ways is acceptable. I matched it with flooring but very gradually as it worked like a transition piece between the base board and the flooring.



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    Re: Flooring & Trim

    Quote Originally Posted by jeff0514 View Post
    Any recommendations on whether you should match quarter-round with hard flooring or with base board? I had a flooring installer tell me it doesn't matter or its personal preference, but I think it would look better to match with the base board.

    It should match the baseboard. And you should use base shoe, not quarter round.



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    Re: Flooring & Trim

    Thanks for the advice. I wasn't around when it was installed and the installer totally botched the job... various cracks and splinters in the quarter round. We prevoiusly had base shoe, and I agree, that looks better than quarter round. If i did it over again, I would have just spent money on new base board and left out the quarter round all together.



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    Re: Flooring & Trim

    Quote Originally Posted by jeff0514 View Post
    Thanks for the advice. I wasn't around when it was installed and the installer totally botched the job... various cracks and splinters in the quarter round. We prevoiusly had base shoe, and I agree, that looks better than quarter round. If i did it over again, I would have just spent money on new base board and left out the quarter round all together.
    Is it going around cabinets and does the trim match the cabinets?



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