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Vinyl Wall Base Molding Instructions

  • Vinyl Wall Base Molding

    Vinyl wall base molding is a good option for base molding, particularly in areas that you have installed a vinyl or carpeted floor. Because it is pliable and resilient, it is resistant to scuffs and scrapes. Ideal applications are bathrooms, kitchens, and rec rooms

  • Overview

    To install vinyl wall base molding, you will need to cut the material squarely, join materials on straight runs, and at inside corners, wrap material around outside corners, and apply adhesive.

  • Types of Molding

    Wall base molding is only about 1/16” thick and usually 4” tall. The cove style has a slight curve at the base. The rolled version usually does not have the bottom curve and is primarily used for carpeted areas. The following are basic techniques you will need to install both types of vinyl base molding.

  • Cutting the Material

    To cut a piece of cove molding, place it face down on a scrap piece of wood. Take a small square and line it up with your measurement mark. Press down on the square. Using a utility knife, make several passes until you have completely cut through the material.

  • End-of-Runs & Joints

    For end-of-runs and joints, you will simply butt the molding up against a door casing or the next piece of base molding. Make sure that you have cut the material squarely to avoid gaps.

  • Inside Corners

    When you get to an inside corner, run the first piece squarely into the adjacent wall. Take the next piece of material and carve away the curved bottom portion so that it joins seamlessly with the first piece.

  • Outside Corners

    For outside corners, start by positioning a piece of material and marking the point where it will wrap around a corner. Use a square to mark the back of the molding. Take the piece and bend it so the material is face-to-face. Using a utility knife, carefully carve away about half the thickness of the vinyl. This section of the material should now wrap more effectively around an outside corner.

  • Apply Adhesive

    Apply the adhesive to the back of the base molding. Using a notched trowel spread the adhesive to create thin rows that cover the entire area that will touch the wall. Press the molding in place and make sure the entire area is pushed firmly against the wall.

  • Install Molding

    Using the four techniques we just covered start installing the base molding in the one corner of the room, and work you way around until you completed the are you wish to cover.

 

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