How far off the floor should baseboard be installed for carpet?
Just so, should you install baseboard before or after carpet?
No, baseboards do not need to be removed. When installing baseboards before carpet, ask the installer how large of a gap to leave between the floor and the trim (e.g., ½''). The carpet installer can run the tack strip up to the trim, then roll excess carpet under the trim.
Subsequently, question is, how do you fill the gap between baseboard and carpet? Caulk. If you're more concerned about dirt collecting or insect infiltration than looks, consider using caulk to fill the gaps beneath your baseboards. Line the floor with blue painter's tape first to minimize messes, then apply a paintable latex silicone caulk to the gap.
People also ask, how high should baseboards be?
Baseboard is typically taller than casing is wide, and about as tall as the crown. The taller the crown, the taller the baseboard should be to maintain visual balance. A standard 8-foot wall typically has a baseboard 3 to 5 inches tall, while a 10-foot ceiling calls for 5 to 7 inches.
Should I paint trim before installing?
There is no need to paint it before the install, because by the time you install it, do the caulking, fill nail holes,etc you will have to re-paint it anyway.