You can add a beautiful finishing touch with a wall base molding. If you want a little more drama, you can add a wall base with a quarter round molding! We will show you how to do both in this installation tutorial.
Step 1: Gather tools needed. Click here to find out which tools you’ll need for your installation.
Step 2: Sweep and clean your new laminate to remove dust and any scraps that may be in the expansion gap or around the edge of the flooring.
Step 3: Measure and cut your wall base molding to the length needed to fit the wall. Depending on size, you may need to place multiple wall bases on one wall.
Step 4: Cut the moldings according to corners. They will need to be cut at an angle to fit together seamlessly.
Step 5: Pre-drill finishing nail holes every 16″ to adhere the wall base securely to the wall.
Step 6: Apply two beads of adhesive on the back side of the molding a and then gently press against the wall and support it with something heavy until it has cured. This prevents it from popping off of the wall during installation.
Step 7: If you’re adding a quarter round on top of the wall base, pre-drill holes and measure for length. Cut accordingly. Apply two beads of glue and adhere the quarter round to the wall base.
Step 8: Use finish nails in the Wall Base Molding every 16” and also through the Quarter Round and into the Wall Base Molding. Finish up the nails with a color matching Color Fill.