I'm pulling out wall-to-wall carpet and installing solid hardwood floor. I am also removing the old baseboard and repairing the bottom of the wall with drywall compound to take out any weird ridges the old baseboard may have left. The way I see it I have 3 choices for edging the floor:
- Install the hardwood floor first, then install the baseboard over that.
- Install the baseboard first, all the way down to the subfloor. Then install the hardwood floor. Then install shoe molding.
- Install the hardwood first, then install just shoe molding over that - no baseboard.
3 seems the easiest. Any drawbacks?