Shoe Molding vs. Quarter Round

Decisions like “shoe mold” versus “quarter round” may seem insignificant, but the reality is even the smallest details make a big difference in a project.

Hardwood Flooring

There are two types of moldings that you can install on your floors up against your baseboards once your hardwood floors are laid. They are a little bit different from each other so we’re going to discuss these differences in this article so that you can make the best choice for your needs.

The first type is what is called quarter round. Quarter round molding is exactly what it sounds like. It’s molding that is cut to be one quarter of a circle. Most of the quarter round that is locally sold is ¾” x ¾” with a ¾” radius profile exposed so the molding once applied will come out from the face of the baseboard a full ¾” as well as go up the baseboard the same amount.

The second type is shoe molding which has a slightly narrower profile and is not based on a true radius. Shoe…

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