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08:44AM | 12/16/02
Member Since: 12/15/02
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Newbie here, I am currently finishing my basement, got all the drywall up and spackling starts tonight, im gonna do the trim after that. I was just wondering how much of a gap should you leave from the floor to the bottom of the baseboard, for the carpet to get tucked in, when hanging the baseboard. I would hate to leave too little, then when the carpet guys come, they cant tuck the carpet neatly. Any help would be appreciated.


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12:55PM | 12/16/02
Member Since: 12/09/02
66 lifetime posts
I usually leave about 3/8" gap...and to keep it even i often use a scrap piece of trim as a shim to keep the baseboard off the floor


06:30PM | 12/16/02
Member Since: 12/15/02
7 lifetime posts
Sounds good to me, thanks alot for your help!



07:00PM | 12/16/02
Member Since: 11/06/02
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3/8" or 1/2" is most common but different carpet layers have different preferences and the style of carpet and thickness of pad can influence that choice. If you have chosen who will do the installation, ask him.

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