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What does quarter round molding look like?
Last Updated: 27th April, 2020
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Also, what's the difference in shoe molding and quarter round?
Shoe molding is much the same as quarter round, having the same 90° angle on the backside but instead of being a perfect quarter radius, its profile is a bit more squat. The main use for shoe molding is to run along the intersection of the baseboard and floor.
Likewise, which way does quarter round go? Set the saw on a stable surface, then rotate the blade to the 45-degree mark on the left or right side of its base. Cutting the quarter rounds at opposite 45-degree angles makes them fit together like the corner of a picture frame.
Moreover, do I need quarter round molding?
The problem is that most types of flooring need a little room around the edges to allow for expansion and contraction. If you leave the base molding in place and install new flooring, you must leave a gap in front of your existing base molding. That space now needs to be covered by quarter round molding.
What does shoe molding look like?
Paired with baseboard and stained or painted to match your trim, shoe molding (also known as “base shoe”) is a small, thin strip of molding that gives your room a finished look. Shoe molding adds a decorative touch while covering any gaps that might lie between the bottom of baseboard and the floor.