Replacing stained baseboards - Costs?
I ballpark estimate that I've got about 200-250 linear feet of stained baseboards on my first floor alone that I think are original to my 20 year old home. They're stained a golden oak color, but not sure if the baseboards are actually oak. They're all pretty dingy looking, in desperate need of at least a shiny coat of something (not sure what to use), and in some places a total replacement. In fact, it appears as though whoever last installed them did not leave any gap between the subfloor and the baseboards to allow for the carpet. So, when you look at our living room and family room the 2 inch baseboards only stick up about an inch or so. Looks pretty stupid.
How expensive is oak trim? How much should I expect to pay to have something like that installed? OR, should I just pull out what I've got, put some sort of clear coat on it and put it back at the appropriate height?