The tape came off easily and the molding is solid. As long as you keep the nails away from the joints, you likely won't have any problems installing these pieces. RE: quarter round around tub? This eliminates the possibility of them breaking during the installation while making them easier to remove later. Score the edges of the tile with a utility knife. Isn’t that a funny name? Glued molding is much easier to remove later on than nailed molding. Jul 8, 2013 - Non-wood quarter round for around the tub and shower Next, install the quarter round down using a silicone based heavy-duty adhesive (not sealant, which is a caulk). Jun 16, 2013 - Installing quarter round on round corners takes a little more cutting than installing quarter round on a square corner. Quarter round also comes in various sizes which makes it even more versatile for a range of applications. Prior to starting Fixin’ To Do, Abraham worked for over 10 years as a handyman for third party services and had a lifetime of learning how to improve houses. It's easy to do. Abraham specializes in both small to medium residential and commercial sized jobs, ranging from TV mounting to furniture assembly to home automation setup. This allows the floor to 'breathe' and float properly. As long as you keep the nails away from the joints, you likely won't have any problems installing these pieces. Are there any mistakes to avoid when I install quarter round molding? Quarter round is exactly as its name implies, one quarter of a round dowel. I'm guessing if I pull up the quarter-round I'll discover they did a shitty job of cutting the tile and put quarter-round down to conceal the shit work. Abraham specializes in both small to medium residential and commercial sized jobs, ranging from TV mounting to furniture assembly to home automation setup. The tub's end wall and the way the door opens is a way to help keep the toilet separate from the rest of the space. Your support helps wikiHow to create more in-depth illustrated articles and videos and to share our trusted brand of instructional content with millions of people all over the world. Glossy paints are available, but they often make quarter rounds stand out from the walls too much. For a basic project in zip code 47474 with 125 linear feet, the cost to Install Molding starts at $5.00 - $7.78 per linear foot. Be cautious of breathing in paint or stain fumes. Anyway, there is about 1/8" gap between the quarter-round and tile where the two meet on the floor. We know ads can be annoying, but they’re what allow us to make all of wikiHow available for free. Quarter Round: Used to hide any unwanted gaps near walls & doors. Make your cuts based on your markings, remembering to cut at a 45-degree angle to improve the finish. (Augusta, Maine, USA). Quarter rounds can be painted or stained before you install them. By using our site, you agree to our. This type of molding is similar to shoe molding, but shorter and wider. The installers knew we were planning on installing quarter round so I don't think they were too terribly precise with their cuts around the edges. For staining, choose wood molding. Watch for gaps between the floor and the baseboard. Oct 23, 2019 - Explore Audrey Alexander's board "Quarter round molding" on Pinterest. The key is to not let water get behind or under the quarter round. Or, should I remove the quarter round completely and put a bead of caulk between the tub and the tile? DIY Home Improvement Forum. Often a full bath has space for a roomy vanity or a double vanity. A flatliner piece is primarily decorative. Caulk isn't dangerous to touch, but remember to wash your hands before touching your mouth or eyes. x 3/4 in. A good adhesive is often enough to secure quarter rounds to the wall. Simply click here to return to. #181270 05/15/05 03:15 PM 05/15/05 03:15 PM: A. Just google image search “bad penny tile installation” and you’ll see what I’m talking about. If you plan on painting over wood quarter rounds, make sure your paint is designed to adhere to wood trim. Hold the quarter round in place for about one minute to allow the materials to form a bond. Construction adhesive will set up too stiff and will not stay flexible enough for the moulding to remain attached. No 1/4 round. Ideally, molding is fastened to the wall or cabinet with finishing nails for a tight and professional installation. For instance, if your project requires 3 pieces, buy 4. That was using the Pergo quarter round, and the nail holes just aren't that visible after being filled. I also purchased quarter round moulding and decorative moulding for underneath the upper ledge. To cut a piece of quarter round, first measure the length of your walls so you can select the correct length of quarter round pieces. I installed the tile quarter round that way on my last two tubs and it held up very well and looks clean. I was thinking of installing quarter round but now I am thinking of just taking down and replacing the baseboards. unlocking this expert answer. Installing quarter round around the outside of your cabinets can be done yourself using simple tools. This article was co-authored by Abraham Schwartz. Join the discussion. Using a miter saw or chop saw is the easiest way to cut joints in the quarter round. Abraham Schwartz is a handyman and the owner of Fixin’ To Do, a home improvement service in Austin, Texas. Measure carefully, then reduce the quarter rounds down to size until they fit well together. It may be visually appealing but with this design, you will need to install a tile wainscot to protect the walls from regular splashes of water. Cove Base. Have you guys seen any pics of something like this done..maybe white vinyl quarter round? I love that your sharing the play by play with your readers. You can get a combo set from 150.00 to 300.00 dollars. So, yes, we will be installing quarter round/shoe trim at the base where the wood meets the wall/baseboard. Work in a ventilated area and keep other people away until you're done. The best and only real solution is quarter round tile, grouted in with a flexible silicone grout. Alternatively, you can use cove molding. If you don't have a miter saw, use an electric saw to cut the molding at a 45° angle. 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