We're getting ready to paint our future nursery and have two questions. Our home is 54 years old and the hardwood floor has settled a bit, leaving gaps in places between the baseboard and the floor. I would like to remove the baseboard along one wall and move it down to cover the gap (about 1 cm).
Question 1 - Is this a bad idea? What I mean is, are we just covering up a problem with a band-aid type fix? The house was deemed structurally sound when we purchased it last June.
Question 2 - What is the best way to remove the baseboard without damaging it or the plaster wall beneath? There seem to be 3 nails in a vertical line about every 16 inches along the board - in line with studs?