The purpose of baseboard molding is to provide a finished look to the intersection where the wall meets the floor. Baseboard moldings are available in Red oak, Knotty pine, walnut, soft maple, cherry, cypress, ash, poplar, mahogany, fir and other premium woods and in a variety of synthetic materials. Baseboard moulding can be purchased from a wide selection of profile styles, from the very simple to a fancy ornate style. A well-chosen baseboard profiles is essential to providing the architectural finishing of the house is determined.
The installation of a baseboards trim should provide an added finnishing touch to a room. the Installation of baseboard should ensure a gap-free installation and tight joints. This happens to be a really tough job since, more often than not, the walls have perfectly uneven surfaces and the worst part is that they do not easily meet the eye at a first glance. When you go close you shall invariably discover lumpy mounds of taping compounds that makes the squares appear pathetic regardless of how well you took care to build your house.
Scrapping off the mounds makes a mess, so a flexi-thin trim baseboard molding is a great option. After measuring them perfectly and placing 45 degree angles at the ends, a construction adhesive is applied. In case of even a minimum gap remaining, it ought to be filled with caulk and painted in accordance with the wall color.
Narrow baseboards tend to tilt towards the bottom of the wall. The minor tilts will not attract your attention but if there are gaps between the top of the trim and the wall, you need to appropriately do some carpeting and padding together. The tilted baseboard can be raised above the drywall gap. The gaps can be fixed with vinyl and laminate floors. In such a situation, the best method is to cut down the gaps with slim blocks of ½” scrap plywood. The imperfections on the outside corners can be effectively taken care of with the help of screws at proper junctures.