1/2" Laminate flooring transitioning to 1/4" tile, help with baseboards.?
Question:So I have nice new 1/2" wood laminate flooring adjacent to 1/4" tile. I have left the 1/2" between the two for the t-molding which I am okay with being at a 45 degree angle. My question is two parts: In one 4' entry way I have rounded sheetrock corners, so as the baseboard comes around it is in three pieces, each at 22.5 degrees. The baseboard on the laminate is 1/4" taller than the baseboard on the tile. I am okay with having the top of the three baseboard pieces level, but that leaves a gap under the tile baseboard. Here's the thing, I am also installing quarter-round at the bottom and I can not decide how to notch it (or some other idea) so that it has clean lines along the tile, around the corner and onto the laminate.
Part two is similar but an 8' entry way has the tile and laminate meeting half way along a 45 degree wall. The baseboard rides along the laminate and then dangles as it gets over the tile.
first i would not use the quarter round on the tile unless it is nessary to cover something up, second just rip a 1/2 inch off the baseboards on the laminate, this will make the top level and thr 1/4 round will cover up the cut. where the floor transitions just miter the end of the 1/4 round and make a return, to make a return on the quater round cut your 45 degree miter on the long piece coming don the wall. cutanother on a short piece. then trim this piece with hand tools to make the guarter round end by tuning back into the wall.. you may have seen a return on a chair rail that didnt end at a door or wall. its hard to excatly explain it here
I would make a pattern of the curved wall. Probably out of construction paper. Then get either paintable grade or stainable grade wood..which ever it may be..get a 2x6 or better and draw your pattern on that and jigsaw it out. Clamp it down and router the top of it to match the quarter round your using now. This is a "Skilled" project. However it will work if you have the right tools and the know how. Good Luck
Use a larger piece of quarter round at the thinner floor??
An underlament of 1/4" luan should have been laid down before the tile was. This would have solved the problem.
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