Q: I’m installing a cherry bamboo floor. Should the baseboards match the floor?
A: Not necessarily. I would paint the base and possible quarter round. It gives a nice contrast and doesn’t look like the floor is climbing the walls.
Webmaster’s note re should baseboards match floor: You can compare the somewhat old fashioned look of matching the two: https://www.google.ca/search?q=wood+baseboards&hl=en&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X
with a more modern painting of baseboards: https://www.google.ca/search?q=painted+baseboards+wood+floor&hl=en&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X
Accidentally scuffed hardwood floor while sanding the baseboards
Q: I recently redecorated a room that needed the baseboards sanded down. I put protection down for the floor, but to my horror when I lifted up the paper I had sanded some of my wood floor too. Now I have white scuff/sand marks in my floor around the baseboards.…
Install baseboards above floor or push them into gap?
Q: I recently purchased my first home and am beginning to prep to paint some rooms. I was happy to know that the hardwood floors throughout were just refinished before I moved in. When I began to take out the baseboards I was surprised to find out that the baseboards…
What is the best way to match the floor?
We are now ready to change the stairs and rails. What is the best way to match the floor? What stain and varnish are the best for this very busy area, and what method should I use to apply the products?
Shimmying up a sloping floor to level
I have a sloping floor, from both edges to center is 11/2 inches, it seems to be around the chimney, but from the basement the rafters seem tight and not sloping. I was thinking of putting 4 adjustable jacks around the chimney and jacking the floor up slowly so not…
Damaged parquet floor
I want to replace some damaged parquet floor (four square feet) in our living room using undamaged flooring from a closet. Is this possible and what process would you suggest?