Image Text: The main goal of baseboard and shoe molding detailing is to conceal the messy transition between the bottom of the wall and the floor. They also protect your walls! The baseboard covers most of the gap between floor and wall, but due to its size and stiffness flow is broken on an uneven floor. Even after baseboard installation there may be a gap between the floor and molding, making baseboard and shoe molding a necessary pair for a flush look. That’s where shoe molding comes in. Its small size makes it slightly flexible, allowing it to be installed flat against the floor to give baseboard a professional finished look. You can also choose between shoe molding and quarter round finishes!