We just put in a new floating laminate floor and it looks great, but we aren't sure what to do about the trim.
My husband and I have been working really hard on this house and just put in a new laminate floor. It looks great and and the plan was to finish it by simply going around the edge of the room with quarter round (to cover the gap left). Since there is already vinyl trim around the base of the wall, we painted the quarter round to match it and this worked well and looked fantastic in the main room.
In the hall, however, there are problems. Three doors open up into this tiny little hallway area and there is also a built-in cabinet. The trim pieces went right down to the carpet before, but now that there is a wood floor in place, there is a gap at the bottom of the trim. The trim is also angled, so just placing quarter round up against it looks stupid.
My husband is handy and attempted to do his best, but to me it doesn't look finished at all.
are some pictures to illustrate what we are dealing with. The third photo illustrates the biggest problem spot, in my opinion.
Because of the angled trim and the way that the trim meets in the corners, I'm not sure how to proceed. A friend recommended installing plinths at the bottom, which we looked into, but we're not sure how to do that, either. The local hardware/lumber store (Menard's) had inside corners and outside corners, but neither will work with the way that the trim is notched together instead of mitered.
My husband says he Googled this and found no solutions. I insist that there must be *some* way this is dealt with. Neither of us are really willing to replace the trim, especially after all we went through to paint it (the pictures show simply a primer coat, so that's why it looked so bad at that point).
So, can anyone help? I think each picture shows somewhat of a different problem with the quarter round. It just doesn't flow with the molding and there are big gaps being left behind in places.
Thanks in advance, and if this is confusing, I'll do my best to answer questions.