The baseboard covered a multitude of sins, including drywall, edging of the floorboards, and the uneven floor. We kept the baseboard as level as possible, and the shoe molding made up for any "waves" in the flooring.
Since we have been using Glendale Lumber, our very local lumber yard, our moldings come from their supplier, Garden State Lumber Products Corp. the full on-line catalog is a great resource--including this handy diagram of all the names for "mouldings," or commonly spelled "moldings" here in the USA.
|We chose the BB514, as Polly wanted a slightly taller baseboard. It looks nice and clean when pared with its shoe, pictured below.|
|We chose the middle one, at 3/4" primed. We recommend staying away from MDF. If it gets wet, all bets are off--it will swell, puff, and otherwise distort.|
|18 gauge finish nailer by Porter-Cable|
|I need a better image here--but you can see the baseboard was drilled, then sliced, and then re-assembled. The shoe molding covers the gap nicely.|
|Looking toward the back of the house. The wiring sticking out of the wall is the Ethernet and cable outlets, which I still need to finish the trim-out and connect.|
|Front bedroom. Again, I need a better image (it was 6:30am when I took these before leaving for work today...) But you can clearly see the shoe molding finishes the job nicely.|