Baseboards may seem like a simple piece of trim, which might make you think you can easily do without them. However, in today's post, we will tell you more about what they do so you can make a more informed choice about whether to keep them or not for your flooring.

What baseboards do for flooring

Baseboards seal the gap that is often left once your flooring installation is complete, and the sealing works to protect both floors and walls. For instance, if you spill a liquid, the baseboard can stop it from hitting the gap and seeping underneath your flooring, where it can cause mold, mildew, foul odors, and damage to both flooring and subflooring.

It also keeps dirt and debris from becoming lodged in place, where it can harbor unhealthy bacteria and often create foul odors. Finally, baseboards further help protect your walls from scuff marks or drywall deterioration, paneling, and other wall materials.

You can indeed make do without baseboards, for they are an affordable way to stave off many unwanted repercussions of choosing not to have them in place. To find out even more about these pieces and what they can do for you, be sure to stop by any time.

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Checkpoint Flooring Solutions is a flooring store in Clearwater, FL, that seeks to meet all your requirements, including materials, services, and advice. We provide all of these to ensure your best solutions, regardless of remodel or project size.

From our showroom in Clearwater, FL, we serve communities such as Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Tampa, Palm Harbor, and Safety Harbor, FL, and we look forward to providing your surface solutions as well. So be sure to visit our flooring company when you're in the area for results you'll cherish for years to come.