A series of baseboard trim can create a visual connection between your home’s walls and its adjacent flooring to complement its overall architectural design.
In fact, several houses in Brampton has beautifully crafted baseboard molding in their homes. Here is how you can install Miskas Wood Products baseboards and complete your home’s look.
Locate the longest wall and cut a scarf joint on your baseboard
You may start the process by determining your house’s longest wall. If you have a piece of molding that’s longer than your wall, you may use one baseboard to cover all of it. Ensure to cut each end of your baseboard at least 90 degrees so that it’ll run directly to each side of the wall’s right angle.
Make a coped joint
A coped joint is used where the baseboard trims fit an inner corner joint. To create one, you should put one piece of your baseboard flush against the house’s interior wall and place it at a 90-degree angle. Next, you should lay the other baseboard trim on the floor facing down. Hold a spare piece of molding at a right angle facing down the board and trace the baseboard’s profile with a pencil as a reference. Now, cut along the reference point to create a back bevel cut. You may finish the remaining back slope using your three-square and half- round file.
Cut miter pieces for exterior corners
Continue the previous process around the room. Once you get to an outer corner, mark the place where it’ll meet the other piece of the baseboard molding’s outside corner. You can do so by setting aside a square against the wall’s surface where it meets. Then, cut the baseboard molding at a 45-degree angle by using a power miter saw. Ensure that the second piece is on the same way before nailing it in place.
Fill in any gaps
You may use wood filler to fill in any holes and gaps found in your baseboards. Ensure that it’s dried out entirely before you sand off any excess. You may also use calk to fill the crack between the wall and the baseboard.
These are just the basic steps on how to install baseboard trims on your home. If you’re not comfortable doing it yourself, hiring a professional is always a great option.