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Your second and third photos show where the thin piece of wood that is used to cover the end of the toe kick should be cut to the height of the quarter round. Before I install the quarter round I use a scrap piece of quarter round and a saw or an oscillating tool and cut them to the right height. Heres 2 photosenter link description here
Those gaps are never to be filled. The seasonal movement of wood will squeeze the putty back out of the gaps. Next heating cycle, the flooring will shrink again and will show the gaps again, looking something like the ragged edges your pictures show. Somebody tried filling the gaps already.... at least that one....
Painter's putty would work, but I don't know if it'd be your best option. First of all you'd need a ton of it to fill between every piece of flooring. Also, unless your going to use it after you put the finish on your floor, I'm not sure that the stain or lacquer wouldn't dissolve the putty. Unfortunately, I don't know what would be your best option, but I ...
That's the worst job I've ever seen at installing quarter round. As others have said, your installer was incredibly lazy. There are several different techniques that could be used for terminating the corner rounds in both the corners and at the ends. A simple 45° miter is the simplest for both inside and outside corners. If you want to get fancy, you can ...
I agree with ILikeDirt; This installation is awful. I think the best thing to do is to remove all of the quarter round around the cabinets. To fill the gaps, try to use a sanded caulk that is roughly the same color as your grout. It should setup fine and stay looking good for a number of years. One thing you will want to make sure to do is tape off the area ...
Exceptionally unprofessional work. The quarter rounds should be mitered together at a minimum. They're not even touching at all in your second and third pictures. It's just cosmetic, though. Not gonna hurt anything except your aesthetic preferences.
This is simple to test. The typical faucets on one of those tubs let water absolutely gush out; there is no resistance. Likewise, your outside spigot for a hose has no resistance. If we assume the pipe size to your sink and the pipe size to your hose spigot are the same: Get a 5 gallon bucket and stopwatch Time how long it takes to fill the bucket up ...
I know that my answer will not be a proper one (ok, you may downvote if you wish...), but my experience tells me that it's a serious problem. Cracks on walls always tell that something serious is around. My advice is to find a civil engineer/specialist to make a proper judgement of this matter. I strongly reccomend that, and I guess that this question will ...
If it hasn't seen a lot of foot or car traffic yet, you can just sweep/vac to get it clean enough for the floor paint. If it has any grime on it, then mopping and sucking up the water with a shop vac is the way to go.
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