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Composite shoemold - difficult to work?

Posted by brusso (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 21, 08 at 10:49

I am helping out a firend who has installed Brazilian cherry hardwood floors. Paid a lot of $$$ for the job. However, the flooring guys installed pine shoe mold that doesn't look so good. Of course, the company is not around any longer and I am gong to replace the shomold. The shoemold that she purchased is a composite, prestained, comes in 8 foot lengths. should I be concerned about anything here? I thought she is being cheap going with great wood floors then composite shoemold. Maybe I am wrong? any problem cutting this stuff? staing end pieces? making returns?

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RE: Composite shoemold - difficult to work?

Composite as in MDF? Or plastic?

The major problem with MDF type is that sharp edges/ends chip/break easily. And the coating can chip. It cuts well and glues(for the returns) well with regular wood glue.

The plastic is similar, coating chips more and needs poly glue(Gorilla/etc.) instead of wood glue.

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