Why is it that carpenters always insist on putting it down wrong?
When I install carpet I like my base 1/4" off the floor it helps lock the carpet to the tackstrip. So when people step along the wall or pull on the carpet it can't come off. means no return trips for me. So a few minutes tucking saves a lot of time later.Tack strip is underbeveled on the wall side to help lock in the carpet when it is trimmed. And who would want to trim carpet long enough to tuck under the base when you can speed down the wall with a trimmer? Takes me a lot longer to cut it long and tuck it under.
100 years ago there was no such thing as lvpTack strip was designed to use with base set on the floor.
That is certainly a strange request? Sometimes you see something different and say gee, that looks cool… This is not one of those times…We had a house we trimmed out maybe a month ago and the customer requested we run the trim molding, square profile, to the end of the door jamb instead of just up to the casing. That’s what and how it was installed in their house they lived in for years so that’s how they want it installed in their new house. I thought it looked dumb but the customer is happy and I got paid so in the end it really doesn’t matter.
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I've done very similar on commercial high rise. Even 2-3 story buildings can be very difficult to keep flat and level over say 45,000 square feet per floor over 15 floors. The building can settle enough to really affect those level/flat issues. So we'd correct the VISUAL aspect by snapping lines on the drywall walls where the floor dipped down dramatically and then float with cement patch up to at least avoid that image of the rubber cove/flat base going up and down on sharp angles.If the subfloor isn’t perfect flat , and is one ever ? , then you’re supposed to snap a line on the wall and install the base to the line if it’s tight to the floor in places , yay for that if you want it that way. Tucking Berber is easier and nicer when the base is up 1/4 inch . Over hard surfaces 1/4 round or shoe mold fixes gaps when base doesn’t