The main intention of baseboards would be to hide the difference between the floor covering and the wall, but over the years that they can become a part of the wall that you may not wish to remove them to put in new hardwood flooring. You can butt these with the flooring if that is correct, but doing so will leave. A very simple solution would be to nail trim material to the original baseboard. Paint it and the baseboard to blend or blot it to blend with the floor.
Staple tar paper or plastic to the floor to serve as a moisture barrier for the floorboards. Allow the material rise up on most sides of this room to be certain that there aren’t any gaps in the barrier over the baseboards. After nailing in the floor, you can cut it flush to the surface of the floor.
Install the first row of flooring along a wall that runs. Nail them to the subfloor using complete nails, driving the nails in pairs through their faces in 10- . Install the two courses in the same way, shocking the ends of these planks in each course at least 6 inches from the ends of the planks in the past course.
Until you reach the opposite wall, nail the rest of the floorboards with nail gun or a floor nailer and then run from space to utilize either of the machines. Face-nail the two or three courses.
Rip boards at the final course saw, taking away the tongue-side of every plank. Lower the blade and tear the base of the groove off from every plank, put it in position and nail it in.
Leave a bigger or 1/4-inch gap between the hardwood flooring along with the existing baseboard you’re installing. This gap is necessary to give the hardwood space to move with changing humidity.
Assess this gap using a ruler and purchase quarter-round or directly molding’s width that’s at least that wide. Quarter-round works best on baseboard using a horizontal surface. If the baseboard is modeled and tapered , however, use a table saw to cut molding that you’re able to nail to the underside section from stock. Round directly trim with sandpaper’s edge.
Stain or paint the molding before you attach it. Prime it to receive adhesion and the best coverage from the paint if you’re painting bare wood. Allow the paint before you put in the trim, or stain dry.
Nail the molding to the baseboard, not. Snip the head and utilize it like a bit to drill pilot holes for different nails of the same size. The holes will stop the wood from splitting when the nails are driven by you, and using the nail for the bit to drill them will be a handy way of ensuring that they are the right size.
Drive every nail with a hammer and then sink the head using a nail brush. You can drive nails as long as you have space to maneuver this gun’s mind and the molding is thick enough to resist breaking.
Fill the nail holes with wood putty. Caulk the joint between the trim and the baseboard with latex caulk When the trim is painted. Twist the nail holes using paint along with the caulk up.