We are removing our carpet to be replaced with locking laminate flooring. I am pulling the baseboard molding because we want to replace it with 3 1/4" MDF baseboard to be painted. Some of the reason we are doing this is to avoid having to stain to match and install hundreds of feet of shoe molding. Now I am told this is necessary contrary to what I was initially. Our floors are level.
The contractor also wants to caulk the top of the baseboard which it wasn't before and believe is not necessary. The baseboard is somewhat flexible and should bond to the wall so I can get a strait paint edge.