We just refinished the parquet we have in two of the basement rooms (a living and a master bedroom)
I am going to install the baseboards this weekend
I am not a big fan of the result but I am not in the mood to install vinyl right now
So I am considering adding vinyl later.
Is there a way to leave room under the baseboard so I can later install the vinyl planks without removing the baseboard (just remove the quarter round)
PS: I know that wood of any type is not recommended in basement but it has been OK for a long time, since before we bought the house
I say no- do not leave the baseboards high to accommodate the "future" vinyl flooring. Even the click lock type vinyl flooring will install way easier without having to try and slip it under your baseboard.
You can run the baseboard down tight to the floor (as it should be) and when/ if you do vinyl later either remove the baseboard again and reinstall after your new flooring. Another option is to leave the baseboard and install your new flooring up to it and then add a "shoe molding" to trim the floor. A shoe molding is a small molding- either a quarter round or something that is smaller than your original baseboard. The downside of this is that it looks like an add on, especially when it abuts your door casings (trims).