Hardwood Flooring Install against a baseboard heater

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Hardwood Flooring Install against a baseboard heater

Post by BillF » Sun May 14, 2017 1:41 pm

Shannon, I saw your video on Hardwood Flooring Installation. I liked that you took the time to cover some of the smaller, trickier issues that are normally skipped. My question is:
I know you want to keep a gap around the perimeter to allow for expansion. What do you do if part of one wall has an electric baseboard heater and you can not get under it? Do you go right up against it or must you still leave a gap? If you leave a gap it will show and collect dust and dirt. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Re: Hardwood Flooring Install against a baseboard heater

Post by Shannon » Sun May 14, 2017 7:16 pm

If the heater could be raised I would remove it, install the flooring and then re install it. This is assuming these are electric baseboards? Other wise install flooring with a space and then use a trim piece to cover space?
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Re: Hardwood Flooring Install against a baseboard heater

Post by BillF » Thu May 25, 2017 12:25 pm

I was able to raise the electric baseboard heater.
You also mentioned about surface nailing the first row. What type of nail do you use and what size hole do you recommend?

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Re: Hardwood Flooring Install against a baseboard heater

Post by Shannon » Thu May 25, 2017 7:17 pm

15 or 16 gauge brad nails are my choice
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