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These helpful guidelines outline work and material deficiencies in new homes and residential condominium units covered under the statutory warranty [...]

Gap Between Baseboard Trim and Finished Floor Surface

Article Number

10.24

Condition

GAP BETWEEN BASEBOARD TRIM AND FINISHED FLOOR SURFACE

Acceptable Performance/Condition

Where baseboard trim abuts finished flooring, gaps in plain view that are in excess of 3 mm are not acceptable (except at transitions between different finished floor materials).

Warranty

One-Year - Work and Materials

Minor gaps caused by normal shrinkage of materials due to drying after construction are excluded from the statutory warranty.

Action

Baseboard installations not meeting the acceptable condition shall be repaired.

Remarks

Surface variations in natural or manufactured stone tiles are considered to be desirable characteristics of the product and may affect how tightly the baseboard trim can be fitted to it. In addition, minor irregularities in flooring surfaces are also considered to be normal. In areas where hard surface finished flooring is installed, an additional trim molding like a quarter round or shoe molding, is an acceptable practice to conceal minor gaps between baseboards and the finished flooring.

See Also

10.11 GAPS EXIST BETWEEN STAIR PARTS

10.17 INTERIOR TRIM IS SPLIT

10.18 HAMMER MARKS ARE VISIBLE ON TRIM

Notes

This article, as revised, applies to conciliations after June 1, 2019.

Words in italics are defined in the “TERMINOLOGY” section.

  

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