Our architect warned us that this look would make it difficult to vacuum as we would not have any trim to protect the sheetrock from bumps.
Luckily Sugimoto was very clever at coming up with a solution which would give us the look we wanted.
We've now seen the work that goes into producing this type of wall and it's very interesting and quite complicated.
First, the flooring is installed inside of the wall so there is a solid and level platform to build upon. Then, thin strips of wood are put inside of the wall and long thin strips of white painted trim are attached to this. Finally, on top of that is another strip of wood which the sheetrock will be installed above.
Sorry, it sounds complicated and it is!
Here are some pictures to help with the description...
Sugimoto and the carpenter explain to us the pieces that will comprise the construction of the lower portion of the floating wall.
This is a good view of the downstairs flooring with three of the four pieces in place.