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Laying wooden floors around skirting and doors

Discussion in 'Floors, Stairs and Lofts' started by artfuldodger128, 7 Apr 2008.

  1. artfuldodger128

    artfuldodger128

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    Hi,

    I am planning to lay some 15mm hard wood floors in the hallway + dining room. Although the best finish will be to take out the skirting boards and put them back in when the floor is done, I am thinking of whether I can lay the floor close to the skirting and put beading to close the gap.

    Here is my question. How would I cover the gap around the door frame? Do I try and cut the floorboards to the shape of the door frame?

    Any advice is appreciated.
     
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    no get an old saw and a scrap piece of board then cut the door frames so that the flooring will slide under the door frame looks much neater
     
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    Right you are, but also there: keep enough space for your expansion underneath the doorpost
     
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    and for goodness sake, remove the existing skirts first.

    you don't wanna be spending all that dollar on a new floor only for it to look naff.

    beading around a skirting board is pants!
     
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    Flat beading in front of skirting boards looks lovely! ;)
     
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    Have you any pics of your flat beading installed? Would like to see ;)
     
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    Hope this works.
    Edit: if you click on them a large pictures comes up showing much more detail
     
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