09 65 13 Resilient Base

09 65 13 Resilient Base

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8.5" x 11"


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Resilient Base

Use this SimpleSpecs™ master specification to specify rubber and vinyl resilient wall base for vertical surfaces.


The wall base closes the gap between wall and floor, providing for easier floor cleaning. It also resists damage from foot traffic, carts, and cleaning equipment.


The base is available in two profiles; coved and straight. Coved base covers larger gaps and makes it easier to clean floors. The straight base is typically used on carpeted floors where the floor finish can be cut close to the wall surface.


Preformed corners and end units for exposed ends are available in both base profiles.


To learn more about resilient wall base, visit ASTM F1861.


Specified Manufacturer: 

M-D Pro resilient base logo



Related SimpleSpecs™ masters:

09 65 15 – Stair Treads and Risers.

09 65 16 – Resilient Sheet Flooring.

09 65 19 – Resilient Tile Flooring.


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