We installed a floating laminate floor in the bathroom in Glade Cottage.
To finish the edges around the floor we used 2 different methods.
Along the bathtub Charlie cut a piece of synthetic quarter round which we glued down to the laminate with Liquid Nails silicone glue.
Then with 100% silicone bathroom caulk Charlie caulked along the floor edge and along the tub edge of the quarter round.
At the same time he recaulked the vertical edges on the tub for a seamless installation.
I cleaned the wood trim that had been around the room before we started remodeling with steel wool soaked in mineral spirits.
I painted the various pieces with semigloss so I would only need to touch up after cutting and installing.
Using a manual backsaw and miter box I custom fit the trim which came in 2 pieces: the base is 1″ by 2″ stock topped by base cap moulding.
Using only a few nails I installed all the base boards then all the base cap. The walls are not straight so gaps appeared at the corners and along the top of the baseboard.
After trim was installed we followed the directions of Cassity from Remodelaholic , who has a wonderful post on using paintable latex caulk, to give a flawless finish to molding and trim. I have always been hopeless at caulking but her instructions (hot water and nailess finger to smooth) certainly improved my results.
Do you reuse old trim? Old furniture? Old ____?