How to Install Rubber & Vinyl Wall Base: Brands to Consider and Tools
- Andrew Uhacz
- Wall Base
Those of you considering wall base molding for added protection to your walls can easily do so when finding the right product. When you find quality flooring brands and customized solutions, it can help you in unique situations, especially if you own a commercial business.
How to Install Rubber & Vinyl Wall Base Cove Molding with Adhesive
- Clean any surrounding materials near the base of the wall
- Flatten the Wall Base Cove Molding with a heavy object if it came in a roll or is bent
- Plan the installation and layout the molding against the wall
- Cut or score the back of the molding and bend base to accommodate any corners
- Apply contact bond adhesive or a zigzag pattern to back of wall base molding
- Press the floor molding firmly into base of wall with adhesive attached
- Use a J-roller and press out any trapped air to secure a firm contact with the wall
- Clean any adhesive forced out during the rolling process with a damp rag
Rubber & Vinyl Wall Base: Cove Base Molding
Aesthetically, top-tier wall base molding always looks attractive. You can find different colors and styles to match the flooring tile patterns you've recently installed.
So what brands should you consider in-wall base molding, what are the most common sizes, and how is it sold?
Take a look at how professionals can install a rubber or vinyl wall base for a final touch to your business's floors and walls.
What Are the Best Wall Base Brands to Consider?
If you've done your homework on wall base brands, you've probably noticed it breaks down to five specific names. One of the best is Johnsonite, a wall base brand we sell more than any other at Floor City.
They offer both rubber and vinyl wall base options along with a variety of styles and colors. For instance, you can get a traditional black base option in either rubber or vinyl as a classy way to offset a lighter floor tiling.
Light colors like Johnsonite's Millwork, Bedrock, Colonial Grey, or Icicle all work well with differing tile shades.
Another good brand is Flexco, giving you many of the same options Johnsonite does, including further unique color choices. It's a very affordable brand as well.
Other names to consider include Burke, Roppe, and the very popular Armstrong. The latter brand is one of our most popular in general flooring tiles.
What Are the Most Common Sizes for Wall Base Molding?
You'll find a lot of sizing options, especially through us at Floor City. Some of the most common sizes range from 2.5" up to 6". In the 2.5" inch base category, you'll be able to find one of the most popular: The 2.5" x 120' roll. With 547 products available in this size from all five brands above, you'll have a product that fits the largest possible wall spaces.
It's possible to find 4" sizes as well. Another popular size is the 4" x 120', including 4" x 48", which comes in pieces.
For a larger size, we can even accommodate 6 inch wall base molding. Using a 6" x 100' roll helps you cover wider areas while still giving appealing colors and patterns.
We can even provide a few pieces at 7.5" and 8".
How Wall Base Molding is Sold
When you buy wall base molding, it's sold in the above 100 ft or 120 ft. rolls, or in 4" by 48" inch pieces.
This is going to give you a convenient way to get your molding installed. We recommend a professional installer to make your wall base look the best. During installation, the crew is going to need a few essential tools to assure it's done right.
Tools Required During Installation
All wall base molding requires an adhesive to properly stay in place. You can buy this adhesive by the gallon, or in 30 oz. tubes. All adhesives come from the same brand names that produce wall base molding. This again means dependable names like Johnsonite and Armstrong.
It doesn't hurt to watch a professional team install your wall base to learn the entire process. They'll use a caulking gun tool to apply the adhesive. It works by applying a nozzle on the end of a tube. Using a three or five-hold nozzle helps spread the glue.
The above tool assures the adhesive spreads evenly on the back of the wall base. After putting the adhesive in place, the wall base molding becomes easy to apply to your wall.
Visit us at Floor City to learn more about rubber and vinyl wall base molding. We can install in one day if you need the work done quickly in your business.
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