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    How do you install base board in thailand

    After re-doing my tile i need to install base board molding. Not sure of the name in the rest of the world. My house did not previously have it as the tiles were butted against the walls and filled with grout. In the states it would be affixed to the studs with a nail gun. Here in thailand we dont have studs so i am told it is glued with the equivalent of liquid nails. This sounds good but how is the molding held in place while the glue sets. This seems difficult especially when the wall is not perfectly straight.


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    Quote Originally Posted by yankee99 View Post
    glued with the equivalent of liquid nails.

    That's how I did it and used books to rest up against the molding until it set. It's been over two years and the floor molding is still in place (even with this heat). The girlfriend has concrete walls and not wallboard.

    Go to Home Pro. I used two different types, Super Nail (High Strength Adhesive) and ZynTec (Nail Power).
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    Liquid nails and some bricks or other heavy items.
    If the wall kink is severe you may want to put a join in.

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    as you mentioned, I don't bother to use it

    but if you do, then as the others have mentioned, bricks or books would work well enough

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    Glue it will be. Just need a saw and will give it a try.

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    ^

    they sell Miter boxes at Home Pro also (Damn corners and meeting ends to each other)


    Look at the type of saw in the picture, please

    and pick up some wood filler, you might need some

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    Use the liquid nails the same way you would use a contact adhesive and you shouldn't need to prop the skirts with books.To do this you apply the glue to the back of the skirting after you have cut to size.

    Then press the skirting firmly onto the wall making sure that the skirting rides along the contours of the wall.

    Once the skirting has been pressed onto the wall carefully ease it back off again.As you remove it you will notice that the glue is coming away from the wall but is still attached to your skirt.This is good but be careful not to make a mess.

    Let the skirting sit for a minute or two until the glue starts to dry off a little,but not too much.

    Now press the skirting back onto the wall.You have be very sure about how you do this because if you don't put it back in the exact spot chances are you are not going to be able to move it again as this method ensures almost instant bonding which should negate any sort of propping
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    you should scribe corners on skirtings not mitre them,also if the wall is in and out a lot put your skirting as straight as you can the fill the gaps at the top of the skirtings then you can lose the bad line when painting,it will look a lot better than bending it in and out along the wall,to do this just offer the skirting up dry and see where it runs out,then you can put more adhesive in the sunken areas to keep the skirting straight.

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    ^ sounds good for heavier wood skirting but may not be so good for that thin plastic stuff

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    yeh must admit it is a bit crap but they have the thicker plastic skirtings now and i even noticed primed mdf skirtings as well.

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    Mine are solid wood and are screwed to the wall. To make sure the builder did a good job I bought one of these and made him use it.

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    mdf is not for wet rooms by the way

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    nice tool,was there blood on your skirtings?

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    not sure what mdf stands for? This stuff is plastic that looks like wood. It is flexible and except for a couple spots should follow the wall well. At a quick glance or from a distance you really cant tell its plastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superman View Post
    Mine are solid wood and are screwed to the wall. To make sure the builder did a good job I bought one of these and made him use it.
    Thats the only saw for the job. When i was having some stone work done around my pool i purchased a wet saw for the contractor and sold it after the job.

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    mdf medium density fibreboard,just in case you wanted to know

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    just the job when the missus is beating the hell out of it with a wet mop

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    Why would you want to put in baseboards anyway? Usually, the flooring is butted up against the concrete wall and grouted. When in Rome......

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickschoppers View Post
    Why would you want to put in baseboards anyway? Usually, the flooring is butted up against the concrete wall and grouted. When in Rome......
    http://teakdoor.com/construction-in-...ce-needed.html (Tile advice needed)

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    They are called (skirting boards)
    i would install using a good glue if i was over in falang land(los) id go for screws, Use some decent material, think about termites and water possibility.

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    Tile skirting is much more practical and will last forever, MDF no.Liquid nails with either screws in plugs, normal nails with a dowel or masonry nails.
    But as someone said earlier if the wall is not straight better to let the skirting go straighter and no more gap the top edge, looks much better.
    And scribe the corners,not mitre them.On a fancy skirting the drop saw is ideal for this, followed by the coping saw.

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    All my floors are marble teraso the skirting is the same 150 mm up the wall when thay laid the floors.

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    Internal - scribe. External - mitre

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