However when installing the baseboard later painting and applying caulk can be a more tedious task to avoid mixing it in the carpet.
Adding baseboard to floor over carpet.
If you decided to lay your carpet before installing the baseboard around the bottom of your walls in your home you actually have a somewhat.
With the help of the carpenter s level make sure that the baseboard is placed in the right way.
If you plan to install baseboard moulding before adding carpet it needs to be installed 1 inch above floor level to allow room for both pad and carpet.
So after the floors were laid it was going to be impossible to get the old out.
Take a carpenter s level and place it over the board.
Baseboards are often installed before flooring since they must be finished in place with either stain or paint and this is much easier without worrying about staining the hardwood tile or carpet.
If you are not intending to install quarter round or base shoe the baseboard should be.
Piece for this project.
Try adding painters tape over the baseboard for protection.
The carpet installer can run the tack strip and carpet right up next to the wall.
My existing baseboard is really narrow not anywhere near as wide as the sample the manufacturer shows.
Here is a picture to show you how it fits over my baseboard.
I ordered one 8ft.
Place the baseboard on the wall.
Baseboard molding is fitted to the bottom of a wall for decoration and to hide unsightly blemishes and carpet fray.
You can see here how the back of the molding is carved out to fit right over my existing molding.
How to install new base trim over an existing carpet.
Professional looking baseboard installation can be achieved with a compound miter saw that can cut 45 degree corner angles at the molding ends.
When installing baseboards after carpet.
If adding baseboards after carpet is laid it should be installed at the same height as without carpet.
It does fit right over the top beautifully.