Forum Title: Stair pre-carpeting question....
Finishing installing some new stair skirt and baseboard on my stairs. I have the landing baseboard 1/2' off the floor so the carpet can be tucked. My question is about the first landing stair going up. The stair protrudes from the wall and previously they carpeted the side exposed edge of the stair. Installing my molding i'm not sure if I should leave a gap with my baseboard so they can tuck the carpet on the edge of the stair or butt the baseboard right against the stair? See attached pictures. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
Category: Carpet Post By: KIMBERLY HARRIS (Eugene, OR), 01/11/2019

I know I would love you forever if you left it out about 3/16 of an inch but that is just me. No problem to go tight to it either, carpet fitter can make it work.

- DEBRA ADAMS (Berwyn, IL), 03/27/2019

Chris Adis said: ? I have the landing baseboard 1/2' off the floor so the carpet can be tucked.Click to expand... This concerns me. Half a foot??? Even if that was a typo and you meant half an inch, that's too much. Max 3/8, depending on the carpet pile. If it's a short nap, then keep it no more than quarter-inch - at the most anywhere.

- SALLY NEWMAN (Syracuse, NY), 05/15/2019

Sorry for the late reply! Been away for work. Yes..I meant 1/2. I did 1/2 due to some web sites suggesting that height. Also, I measured the previous baseboard and those were at 1/2. You have me freaked out now that I went too high. Bummer. I hope it still looks good after I get carpet installed. I guess I'm going to have to talk the wife into a higher pile carpet or a thicker pad? Bummed.... Thanks for the 3/16 gap suggestion. I plan to do that. Bummed about my baseboard height......wish I would have found these forums sooner.

- MISTY FIGUEROA (Lake Havasu City, AZ), 05/14/2019

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