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  1. 2)Flooring poorly fitted against the base trim and at door openings. This is where carpentry skills and the correct tools—plus some previous experience—comes into play. A professional installer will remove the base trim or shoe mold at the walls so that the flooring is installed underneath the trim, and it is not replaced tightly as to “trap” the floor covering. Also, professionals use a specialized saw to undercut the doorway trim and run the flooring comfortably below it.

    Unfortunately, when a home has flooring that was obviously installed incorrectly, it tends to make a homebuyer concerned about the areas that are not visible, and doubtful about electrical, plumbing and HVAC upgrades, even if they appear to be alright.


While we hope you find this series of articles about home inspection helpful, they should not be considered an alternative to an actual home inspection by a local inspector. Also, construction standards vary in different parts of the country and it is possible that important issues related to your area may not be covered here.
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