This simple wood adornment serves as a protector where walls meet floors
A baseboard protects the base of a wall from dirt, scuffs and collisions at the joint where it meets the floor. Usually made from wood, it can be simple or ornate, with moldings and trim.
Clear wood makes for a nice, simple baseboard with a small trim at its base.
Miter cuts are quite difficult, making the corners of this curved baseboard molding a masterpiece of angle cuts.
You can see how the baseboard of this long hallway will protect the pristine white wall from any dirt or scuff marks.
A baseboard can be repainted easily, whereas walls seem to always show touch-ups.
Quite often, modern homes dare to exclude baseboards from their finishwork, and it is expensive to finish off walls this way.
A clever way to get the traditional look of baseboard is to use smaller trim and paint the rest, as in this kitchen.