In many homes, base shoe molding works alongside the baseboard in rooms that have hardwood floors, to cover up the gap that allows the wood to expand and contract throughout the various seasons. Sneaky, right?
Hardwood flooring techs will install shoe molding stained to match the color of the floor. On occasion, a primed-white shoe molding can be installed, which will be painted white by others.
Do you need shoe moldings? If you live in the Baltimore, Maryland or Mid-Atlantic areas, or in any other area with experiences seasons, then the answer is “most likely- you probably need shoe moldings installed with your hardwood floors”. However, your local hardwood flooring contractor will be the best adviser. Are we your local hardwood flooring contractor? Contact Us! Here are some examples of shoe moldings: