grandfather of 12
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Nevada, Missouri
From an installer's perspective, it can be easier to trim the carpet, if the base is on the floor. The trimmer can catch on the bottom of the base and hang up, really slowing down the installer. But it can help a trim carpenter hide his mistakes. Also, if the base is on the floor, the trimmer can be used to tuck in the carpet and there is less chance of scratching the woodwork than you have tucking it under with a stair tool.
Flooring installer for 40 years
Last edited by rusty baker; 04-20-2012 at 09:27 PM.