Contractor messed up skirting board

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Contractor messed up skirting board

Hi all,

Our contractor instead of removing old skirting board and putting laminate under the white skirting decided to save time and install a second skirting (see photos attached).

There's at least 2 problems with that for me:
1. it doesn't fit the laminate color
2. it takes extra space (half an inch)

Is there any way to fix this without huge time investment? Maybe a white angle skirting (like the one on the photo attached)?

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While I prefer shoe mold that matches the baseboard I've done no small number of houses where they wanted it to match the floors. Floor finishers often stain it to match the floor because that's what they do [not painters] I also don't recall seeing cove molding used for shoe mold or quarter round.

IMO the tape wouldn't look good.
 
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It would typically be to match the baseboard, not the floor. Around here, quarter round or door stop moulding is the most common style. I have not seen that cove stuff used for that purpose before.
 
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While I prefer shoe mold that matches the baseboard I've done no small number of houses where they wanted it to match the floors. Floor finishers often stain it to match the floor because that's what they do [not painters] I also don't recall seeing cove molding used for shoe mold or quarter round.

IMO the tape wouldn't look good.
 
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Thank you for both for replies.

What if I remove this extra skirting and use some wood filler (trying to match the laminate's color)? Would it look ok?
 
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A floating floor needs room to expand and contract slightly, so no... that would be a bad idea. Your baseboard should be trimmed with base shoe or quarter round.
 
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If it were me, I'd get that contractor back and tell him to send a carpenter to put the quarter round there and remove that awful thing he left you. Why should you have to accept that?
 
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Well you get what you paid for I guess, he's a friend of a friend who offered to do it cheaper. Now it's been over 2 years, I thought I'd get used to it but it keeps bothering me. Now I got into DIY recently, I decided to revisit this issue and try and see if I can make it look better.

So there's a white base shoe available, exactly same shape and it's a good option except it take eat the same space as now, or maybe an L-shaped white board, something like this but nicer?

 
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