Q: If you do have just another moment, I would also really appreciate knowing if the 1.5 – 2.0 inches around the walls (I’ve taken the baseboards off) should be as smooth as the rest of the floor.
(I know 3/4″ will be covered by baseboard.) My edges are quite rough and nothing like the smooth pieces in the middle of the room.
A: Actually, working on floors with no base or quarter round can be more difficult. It is easy to drag debris from inside the walls onto the floor when cutting in with the bush during finishing. I would not want any part of my floor to be contaminated and rough. Not even the edge, but it takes extra effort if there is no trim.