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Old 03-13-2015, 08:21 PM   #1
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I am considering using 1/2"Versatech PVC t&g beadboard wainscoting in two bathrooms in a house I'm remodeling. I'm not sure how much it will expand and contract.i would like to set the panels on 3/4" wood base. The top trim is also 3/4" which will sit on top of panels. I'm afraid it will move and create gaps where trim meets panels. I guess my question is do I need to use or make a dato in my trim to over Lapp panels . I don't like seeing holes where bead transitions behind trim that is Datoed.anither concern is trim boards slightly out of level causing to much effort to make trim work without datoing the back.
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I am considering using 1/2"Versatech PVC t&g beadboard wainscoting in two bathrooms in a house I'm remodeling. I'm not sure how much it will expand and contract.i would like to set the panels on 3/4" wood base. The top trim is also 3/4" which will sit on top of panels. I'm afraid it will move and create gaps where trim meets panels. I guess my question is do I need to use or make a dato in my trim to over Lapp panels . I don't like seeing holes where bead transitions behind trim that is Datoed.anither concern is trim boards slightly out of level causing to much effort to make trim work without datoing the back.
I'm still trying to figure out what a datoe is?

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I've always rabbeted the top trim to fit over the bead board and installed baseboard on the face of the bead board.
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I'm not sure what you're getting at.
Assuming you are using the 1/2" thick PVC, you would rabbet the top and bottom rail to receive the boards. If you treat the material like any other, and let it acclimate in the house for a couple days, I would think the expansion and contraction would be limited to around 1/16-1/8" in those lengths.
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I've always rabbeted the top trim to fit over the bead board and installed baseboard on the face of the bead board.
If you like the look, or use different thickness base.
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My casing is 2 1/2" col. With 11/16" thickness. I'm trying to not build out past casing to much. I like the look of panels sitting on top of 3/4" but am not sure if it will stay tight or contract making a gap during different temps. I like the idea of rabbiting top trip considering that I won't see holes from beads.the base can be perfectly level with a PVC shoe covering space needed on floor.
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My casing is 2 1/2" col. With 11/16" thickness. I'm trying to not build out past casing to much. I like the look of panels sitting on top of 3/4" but am not sure if it will stay tight or contract making a gap during different temps. I like the idea of rabbiting top trip considering that I won't see holes from beads.the base can be perfectly level with a PVC shoe covering space needed on floor.


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pvc expands and contracts because of temperature variation. if those rooms are kept at roughly the same temperature shouled be a issue
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I do what Robie does, IF I didn't already get a cap rail from the get go.

OP, is this your house or your customer's? I've found most customers that want the pvc wainscote also want that rail that they saw right next to the paneling in the Lowe's. Works great. Ugly as sin.

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