Shoe molding helps add aesthetic dimension to a baseboard. It generally comes in two shapes, shoe molding, which is more oval shaped or quarter round. Because it juts out from the baseboard, it helps protect baseboards from vacuums and other things that move around at floor level. Over time, base molding can get nicked up, particularly if it is painted. In this tutorial we will show you how to easily replace old and worn base molding with new material that matches your floor.