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Help fixing loose baseboard

Looks to me like the problem here is that there's just too big of a gap between the "wood" and the tile, meaning the wood doesn't underlap the "transition" (really, cove molding) ...
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Water barrier between plywood and OSB in bathroom

What you have looks alot like tar paper. A felt like material with tar. It was very prominent from the 50s through the 90s as a roofing material under shingles. It was often used in other areas to ...
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Does anyone know if this water damage is mold?

That is classic water damage. You need to find and correct the source of the water. Then do treatment and repairs. The black areas of the wood is rotted or beginning the process of rot from wood ...
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What to do after discovering possible asbestos tiles under carpet?

Here is some info about VAT flooring. Harvard says it poses no risk to public health. ( If not disturbed) VAT Flooring I think if you leave it alone you can re-carpet over it.
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Help fixing loose baseboard

You might be ok to just plug the old nail holes with thin pieces of wood and then nail it back into place (literally just take off some 5mm splinters from the ends of some spare wood to plug the old ...
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Is blackening on subfloor around my fireplace mold or soot?

With the closeups and seeing the mortar joint close up, then I realized the rest of the joints are done with black mortar. That is what is on the surrounding floor area. Since it was a bare concrete ...
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Resealing old wood floors without sanding as a temporary fix?

The poly will bubble and or peal in some places, but that isn't a concern for your situation. Just do as you intend, and in a few years cover with a new subfloor or rip and install new flooring. Your ...
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Which should I repair first?

I would recommend removing the baseboard, repairing the flooring, and reattaching or replacing--depending on your plans there--the baseboard.
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