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Old 08-02-2008, 11:48 AM   #11
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There's no need to caulk between the flooring and the base moulding. But it's normal to caulk between the base moulding and the wall, and the vertical joints (if there are any) at the corners...if the trim is painted obviously.

Caulk where it's green, not where it's red.

We need to talk about your painters and/or what you are drinking when you are painting - and colors ...srsly!
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Old 08-02-2008, 05:54 PM   #12
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We need to talk about your painters and/or what you are drinking when you are painting - and colors ...srsly!
I was thinking the same thing!
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Old 08-02-2008, 05:56 PM   #13
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Even with tile I think I would run a bead of caulk, then cover with 1/4 round. Quarter round just gives finished look to the base cabinets. They sell a 1/4 round made out of some type of paintable plastic that is very flexible, if you have any weird radius to do. I bought some at Home Depot
That's what I do - a baseboard and then quarter round trim. The resin stuff is great since the color goes clear through and it is flexible enough to accommodate uneven floors. I only caulk on the top of the baseboard and the top of the quarter round.
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Old 08-03-2008, 07:28 AM   #14
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We need to talk about your painters and/or what you are drinking when you are painting - and colors ...srsly!
LOL...does that look like it would be in my house?
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Old 08-03-2008, 06:57 PM   #15
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LOL...does that look like it would be in my house?
We were joking - your house looks like it could be in a magazine! (I'm especially fond of the pumpkin kitchen since my livingroom is that exact same color!)
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Old 08-03-2008, 09:13 PM   #16
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We were joking - your house looks like it could be in a magazine! (I'm especially fond of the pumpkin kitchen since my livingroom is that exact same color!)
I know, LOL.

Pumpkin? Thats a first.
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Old 08-03-2008, 09:52 PM   #17
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That's what I do - a baseboard and then quarter round trim. The resin stuff is great since the color goes clear through and it is flexible enough to accommodate uneven floors. I only caulk on the top of the baseboard and the top of the quarter round.
That is interesting. I have very uneven walls so caulking the tops of the baseboard is a necessity, but while the top of the quarter round always fit flush and therefore didn't need caulk, the bottom did as there were gaps between the tiles (where the grout is) and without the caulk water could seep thru those gaps along the floor. Anyone else encounter this?
My problem is the wife wants wood trim throughout the rest of the house, and again the walls are very uneven, so I am not sure what to do there. I am being told I should put in wood putty to fill it in?
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Old 08-03-2008, 10:14 PM   #18
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Uneven walls add charachter.

Dont caulk the tile floor to base moulding.
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Old 08-03-2008, 11:45 PM   #19
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Okay, here's the problem. Solution, anyone? Jeeks? I'm sick of the ants, and of my kid smashing them.
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Old 08-04-2008, 02:42 AM   #20
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See, I would be very inclined to caulk that up as I don't think quarter round would do the trick well enough.
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