Re: Trimming out a new house, hardwood flooring first or last
Doing the doors first then back cutting the trim and jamb legs is definitely the better way to go. It will make that transition look much better than trying to notch around them.
Originally Posted by brendog
Cabinets next. I personally can't see going to the expense of installing the cabinets over the finished floor. It will make refinishing, replacement, or repair at a later date much easier and less expensive not having it under cabinets. Plywood shims to raise the cabinets up to finished floor height will do fine. The reason to raise the cabinets is so as not to have clearance issues with dishwashers or reduce the toe kick area. Once the floors are laid, run baseboard over everything to cover gaps needed for expansion/contraction
When the base is run in the rooms that get carpet, make sure the base is held off the floor by about 1/2". This will give the carpet edge something to "key" under that will help keep it in place as give you more of a baseboard profile to view. This is particularly important with short, decorative profiled baseboard.
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