Kitchen Floor - Working on the Details
When last we met the new kitchen floor was in, but the detail work still had to be done.
First I did the transitions between rooms. This picture shows the transition to the front hallway which, as you can see, needs to be refinished - that'll come eventually. I'd show the transition to the dining room, but there's a little surprise there so I'm going to wait until the final reveal.
Now it's time to work on the molding around the baseboards. First let me say - I have this awesome sliding compound miter saw that I picked up when I was working on the dining room built-in.
But for some reason, for this project I'm using a cheap old-school miter saw box I picked up at the Home Depot sometime in the late '90s.
I think I'm using this because the kitchen floor contacts five different doorways, and using this old miter box gives me a little more control when cutting very small pieces. But, some of the quarter round is long and straight - pretty simple...
But, the end of the cabinets on the sink side of the kitchen have a curved base. I fretted over what to do and how to trim around a large curve until, just out of desperation I Googled "flexible trim" and came across a product I didn't know even existed! ResinArt's 3/4" quarter round:
That's right! So flexible it can be coiled up! I had no idea what I was getting when I ordered it on Amazon, but when it arrived I was more than impressed. It's definitely flexible, but it's not at all flimsy, cuts and sits jest like wood, and even has a very natural-looking wood grain. Most of all - it solved my problem:
I haven't filled the nail holes yet, but once that's done it'll all be painted. The manufacturer says any paint will work with this molding, so we'll see. I wish I knew about this stuff years ago! Okay, see you all soon!