Types of Molding10:35 AM
To understand the aesthetic value of molding, you should learn the difference between the types of molding. When you are ready to upgrade a room, especially the Dining Room or Living Room, learn about these gorgeous elements. Not only does molding provide elegance but it’s functional too.
Baseboards- You’ll find baseboards in most homes. This woodwork covers the separation from the wall and the floor.
Casings- This molding surrounds the window. Casings hide the gap between the drywall and the window.
Crown Molding- This type of trim work is more decorative than functional. You will find it at the ceiling and the wall.
Chair Rail- Chair Rail molding is another stylish form of trim. Many carpenters would recommend not over-doing it. It served as a bumper for chairs ages ago and could be found mostly in the Dining Room.
Wainscoting- This is my favorite type. It really divides the room and adds dimension.
Base Shoe- You can find this trim between the floor and the wall. It serves as a "kick plate" and protects from shoes and vaccums.
Panel Molding- You would find this in between the chair rail and the floor or above the chair rail beneath the crown molding.
These are just a handful of types of molding out there. You can find just about anything to fit the style of your home. You can do it yourself or hire a licensed contractor. There are tons of sites out there with simple steps to create the look you desire.
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