Forum Title: carpet and baseboard
Hi all, My contractor installed my baseboards flush to the floor of the room I will be having carpet installed in. I did a dreaded Google search and it seems everyone is recommending that the baseboards be 3/8ths inch offrom the ground to tuck the carpet under. I talked to my contractor who said don't worry it will be fine as is. Part of the floor is wood and part is bare concrete if that matters. Just wondering if I should have them moved up before the painters come sat....
Category: Carpet Post By: ELEANOR SIMS (Gaithersburg, MD), 01/06/2019

Baseboard tight to the floor is not a problem. That is the old school way of doing it but the right way. That gives the locking mechanism for the tackstrip. Doing it with the base off the floor you just have the carpet setting on top of the tackstrip and not actually locked in. That is the way we used to have it way back when and I still prefer it that way 50 years later. Daris

- BOB CUMMINGS (Fort Lauderdale, FL), 04/16/2019

Thanks!!!!

- SONIA FITZGERALD (Napa, CA), 04/22/2019

And thats the way its done in New Zealand We even cut the vinyl tightly into the skirting boards None of this stuff about skirtings sitting on top of our flooring bar floating floors

- AMY ALLEN (Beaumont, TX), 04/19/2019

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