Is Shoe Mould really necessary or merely an afterthought?
Obviously, without it, there is typically a gap between the trim and flooring, which is not only unattractive but makes it extremely easy for dirt and debris, including moisture, to build up under the base trim.
Shoe mould is also one of the last items installed or even remotely considered because crown, casing, and base moulding tend to be the main focal points of a trim package. In its place, we commonly see commodity shoe tacked on, which often diminishes the overall appearance of its trim counterparts
But what if shoe moulding were considered from the beginning?
Beautiful crowning details! But this pretty room is sadly missing the shoe mould.
To ensure architectural continuity and seamless transitions throughout the home, consider shoe moulding at the forefront of the trim design process versus the end. Whether you live in a house from centuries ago or are building a brand-new one, it is a critical element to achieving a well-designed trim package and "shoe matters."
Based on your home's architectural style, consider using one of the following ITC Millwork stock profiles or consult with one of our millwork professionals for custom options. We look forward to assisting you with your next project.
2793 CWP paired with 4825 SHM
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