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New baseboards and final floor coat - which first?

Posted by seosmp (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 24, 13 at 8:42

Hi,

I had new hardwood floors installed on my entire first level. The stain, sealer and first clear coat are done.

I'm also replacing the baseboards/shoe (going to 5 1/4") - these are ripped out already (door trim will be replaced as well to 3.5").

So my question is - is it better to do the final clear coat on the floor first and then install the new baseboards/shoe, or should I have the baseboard/shoe installed first, then the final floor coat? Or do the baseboards now, then the shoe when the floor is finally done? The flooring guys said to do the baseboards now but I have a friend who said the flooring guys got the clear coat on her nice baseboards when she built the house. I also don't want paint on my nice new floors though either!

Note the floor won't be done until after the kitchen is done (to ensure the floor will look good when it's all done).

Thanks!


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RE: New baseboards and final floor coat - which first?

Generally, we do the final floor coat, then the baseboards -- for the reason you indicated, it keeps the floor finish off the baseboards. Otherwise, you have to mask the basboards, which is just more work.. If the floors were done right, you won't need a shoe -- unless, of course, you just like the look.

Wood floors should get a sealer coat and two finish coats.


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RE: New baseboards and final floor coat - which first?

Thanks!

After the second / final finish coat is done (which will be done when the kitchen is done), the floor will have gotten a sealer coat and two finish coats.


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