On a bathroom remodel, my client has requested flat 1x6 PVC trim fitted with a profiled PVC cap piece to match the look of the period baseboards in the rest of the house. What’s the best way to smooth out the routed surfaces after I cut the profile in the cap piece? And should the joints be glued, or should I leave them unglued so they can expand and contract (the technique I use for exterior PVC trim)?
A. Gary Katz, a frequent contributor to JLC and moderator of the JLC Online finish-carpentry forum, responds: I’ve installed PVC trim on a number of interior projects using the same basic techniques I use with wood and have never had a problem. I’ve had the best results with Versatex cellular PVC ( versatex.com). It has sharp, clean corners...
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