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  • Final Stretch

     Todd updated 1 month, 1 week ago 2 Members · 9 Posts
  • Todd

    Member
    May 12, 2021 at 11:52 am

    Coming into the final stretch of my hallway project and I have two questions:

    1. What length of 18 gauge brad nails should I use to nail quarter round into baseboard and t-molding/end cap into the subfloor?

    2. I have one stretch of flooring that is about 8 feet in length that has a 1/2″ gap from the baseboard, where the rest of the flooring is 3/8″ away (recommended by manufacturer). Should I rip out that section and fix it to 3/8″ gap or will the quarter round cover it and don’t worry about it?

  • Joe

    Administrator
    May 12, 2021 at 3:44 pm
    • Todd

      Member
      May 13, 2021 at 7:56 am

      Thanks for the reply Joe…as a follow-up question:


      What is the recommended width to cover an expansion gap of 3/8″? Seems to me if I use 1/2″ shoe mold that the 1/8″ that I have to play with will not be enough if the floor contracts in the cold months or am I overthinking this?

      My guess is that I need to maintain at least a minimum of a 1/4″ of overlap with whatever molding I choose to use.

  • Joe

    Administrator
    May 13, 2021 at 8:48 am
  • Todd

    Member
    May 13, 2021 at 12:25 pm

    Not trying to be difficuly, but let’s assume I have a perfectly uniform 3/8″ gap all the way around the baseboards in my hallway could I use 3/4″ x 1/2″ shoe molding like the link I posted below?

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Alexandria-Moulding-WM-126-1-2-in-x-3-4-in-x-12-ft-Primed-Poplar-Finger-Jointed-Shoe-Moulding-0W126-97144C/206012153

  • Joe

    Administrator
    May 13, 2021 at 3:52 pm

    I don’t see a link from earlier? Watch this brother and you are not a pain – http://somup.com/crhIY7FLUi

    • Todd

      Member
      May 13, 2021 at 5:42 pm

      I guess bottom line is a 1/2″ molding enough to cover a 3/8″ gap given that there will be expansion and contraction? would you use a 1/2″ molding to cover 3/8″ gap in a job you would do for someone?

  • Joe

    Administrator
    May 13, 2021 at 5:43 pm

    Yes

    • Todd

      Member
      May 13, 2021 at 5:44 pm

      Perfect thanks Joe!

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