Never nail the molding to the flooring, which would prevent the cork from floating with changes in the weather. To ensure that your nails aim true into the baseboard and to prevent the molding from splitting, drill 1/16-inch pilot holes every 12 inches through the shoe molding. Fasten the molding to the baseboard with 4d finish nails.
Reinstall any doorway saddle. If the saddle doesn't sit flush on the floor in the next room, fill the gap with a narrow length of flat stock or quarter-round molding.
If you removed the cabinet toekicks before installation, trim their height by the thickness of the new floor and reinstall them.
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Straightedge and clamps
to cut flooring
or ryoba saw, to trim door casings
Hammer or mallet
Miter box and drill/driver,
to cut and install shoe molding)
Measure the square footage of your space, then add 10 percent to that number to account for off cuts.
to mask the expansion gap
3. 1/2-INCH SPACERS
You can make these by cutting up a scrap piece of plywood.
4. 4D FINISH NAILS
to fasten the show molding
5. POLYETHYLENE SHEETING
to act as a moisture barrier if youa re installing the flooring over concrete