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        I installed engineered hardwood floors and my measurement and math must not have been correct. I am at the end against the wall and when I out the base molding back on I still have a quarter inch gap. I need suggestions on ideas for fixing this
         
        Posts: 1 | Registered: Apr 09, 2014Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        Add 1/4 round or shoe moulding.


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        Posts: 18039 | Location: Hartfield VA | Registered: Jan 31, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        Joe's right. Floating floors are designed to fit underneath the base so they can expand if needed. Also, since you'll rarely find a perfectly level floor, you add qtr round or shoe molding to contour to the slight ups and downs of the floor.

        Qtr round is 3/4" x 3/4" while shoe is 3/4" tall by 3/8". Either one gets nailed into the base. You need to install this anyway to make it look finished and it will also cover that 1/4" gap.


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        Posts: 10479 | Location: Knoxville, Tennessee | Registered: Sep 27, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        1/4 round can be 1/2 X 1/2, 3/4 X 3/4, shoe most often is 1/2 X 3/4.
        Do not nail it through the flooring, just attach to the baseboard.


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        Posts: 18039 | Location: Hartfield VA | Registered: Jan 31, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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