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russiec
hardwood wall to floor gap

We ripped out the old plaster and put new drywall walls in, now we have a 2 in gap around the whole room between the floor and wall. I am wondering if there is anyway to fill the gap so I can save the hardwood floors which are in good shape. I figured maybe new boards on the sides but the ends have me very puzzled.Any ideas?

HoustonRemodeler
Re: hardwood wall to floor gap

An inlay for a border. You can make it any width, pattern, color you want.

After that I'm out of ideas.

dj1
Re: hardwood wall to floor gap

The proper way of doing it is:

1. Install drywall 1/2" off the finished floor, not 2".

2. install baseboards.

To fix what you've done wrong, cut 1-1/2" drywall strips os the same thickness of the walls (make sure they are not broken and messed up) and fill in the gap, then put the baseboards in place.

jkirk
Re: hardwood wall to floor gap

dj, i think what their saying is that the flooring is 2" away from the wall, not the drywall 2" up off the floor

A. Spruce
Re: hardwood wall to floor gap
jkirk wrote:

dj, i think what their saying is that the flooring is 2" away from the wall, not the drywall 2" up off the floor

That would be my guess as well, and Houston's suggestion of installing a border would be the easiest and most cost effective way to fix the problem. I would recommend a much lighter or darker color than the existing floor so that the contrast is both complimentary and significant, that way it looks like it was done that way on purpose, rather than being a patch-in or mismatched repair.

I would also recommend a border of at least 10" - 12"

jkirk
Re: hardwood wall to floor gap

yup, my thoughts exactly sprucey

canuk
Re: hardwood wall to floor gap

Ditto on the contrasting boarder , though the width is whatever looks good to you.

A. Spruce
Re: hardwood wall to floor gap
canuk wrote:

Ditto on the contrasting boarder , though the width is whatever looks good to you.

No, it's 10" - 12", and that's final! ;):p:D

You're right, room size and personal preferences prevail in such situation. :cool:

canuk
Re: hardwood wall to floor gap
A. Spruce wrote:

No, it's 10" - 12", and that's final! ;):p:D

.... he says while stomping his feet :p;):D

russiec
Re: hardwood wall to floor gap

Thank you so much for your help. The border inlay will work just great.Thank god the end walls are the short walls,this will be a easy fix. Refinshing them also so to stain the inlay will be a piece of cake. Thanks again you just saved me from replacing 4 of my hardwood floors that I really wanted to save.

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