What you see below, is the standard baseboard that came with our home. I think it probably measures somewhere around 2 1/2 to 3".....maybe.
When I mop or vacuum, I am sure the cord hits and rubs the corners, leaving a mark. Dirt sits on the top and just builds up over time. After awhile, they are just nasty looking.
Mine needed help in every way.
Our choices were to sand and repaint, or replace. Did I hear some one say replace??!! Be still my heart!
This time we decided to go with 6 1/2" boards and I am so happy we did.
We had replaced all the doors, both inside and out with new moldings. The whole downstairs is complete and after the holidays we will begin the task of doing the upstairs.
More to come.