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Help filling huge gaps from new walls to existing flooring

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Old 06-11-18, 04:38 PM
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Help filling huge gaps from new walls to existing flooring

I bought a 2 family house and the upstairs was in some serious need of TLC so we took the horrid wood panel covered plaster and lath walls out and hung new drywall...
Now im trying to get around redoing the floors as theirs huge gaps since the drywall doesn't bump the wall out nearly as much as the plaster lath with the wood panel over it.

Heres the catch... trying to be as cost effective as possible as I've gone over time and budget already and its not going to be that way for more than 5 years or so bc we plan on converting to single family as our family continues to grow.
 
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Old 06-11-18, 06:17 PM
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Instead of a single base molding you could stack it on top of a 1x so that would give you an extra 3/4".
 
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Old 06-11-18, 07:04 PM
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I'd go faux-antique with thick baseboards.

1" or 2" thick foamcore insulation cut into 6"' strips, polystyrene crown moulding on top,
Prepaint both to match the trim. Paint it again after it's installed.
Quarter round stained to match the floor on the bottom..

End result would be something like-
 
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Old 06-12-18, 04:00 AM
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How wide is the gap? base and shoe like Hal pictured is what's normally done.
 
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Old 06-12-18, 06:34 PM
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Probably should have furred the walls out before adding drywall. I imagine that you have had to make all sorts of adjustments to electrical boxes and your door jambs will no longer work with the thinner wall. Much in the same way your floor no longer works.
 
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Old 06-19-18, 05:59 AM
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went with what hal said, which i have on my first floor when they installed crappy laminate over the beautiful original hardwoods.
ill just have to grout some of the small gaps to match the tile
some gaps up to 1.5" and a touch more here and there
i didn't think the baseboard + 3/4 quarter round was going to cover all the gaps but it mostly solved the issue

thanks for the input gentleman
 
 

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