About Moldings

All You Need To Know About Moldings

The selection of a moulding can completely transform a room. Traditional mouldings like egg-and-dart and dental, as well as less detailed trims, border rooms in houses across the country. The difference between past and present moulding options include the choice of material you use, which can significantly affect the ease of its installation and its cost. Nowadays, there are a variety of opportunities apart from just wood and plaster, such as foam and plastic options which are widely available at home décor stores.

Different Types of Molding

Baseboards

This is the most popular type of trim to be used in a home. It refers to the lining of the joint where the wall and floor meet, and it’s available either unpainted or primed. Shoe moulding is usually used at the foot of the baseboard to cover the gap of a newly installed floor.

Casing

This is a trim that covers the gap around the outside of a door. It is also said to provide extra stability to the door opening.

Crown Molding

One of the popular DIY projects is installing a new crown moulding. It is located at the seam between the ceiling and the wall. Some people prefer to install crown moulding just below the ceiling height in very tall rooms. It can have a big effect on a room’s ambience. For example, a white crown against a richly coloured wall makes a dramatic statement. Crown moulding is also an excellent way to hide paint that has not been cut-in perfectly.

Panelling

You can either partially or cover a wall with panelling. If it’s applied halfway up the wall leading up to the chair rail, it’s commonly referred to as a beadboard or wainscoting. In case you have a masonry wall installed, panelling can be attached to the battens available on the wall.

Chair Rail

Chair rails are utilised to protect the walls from chairs and other items that are pushed up against them. This division in a wall’s surface can be both practical as well as decorative. For example, the lower section of a wall often suffers from knocks or is marked by little children. If a rail separates this from the upper wall, you will need to redecorate only the area available below the rail to restore the decor.

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Panels

Self-Adhesive Panels: These are used on flush doors to create the look of a panel door, and these can also be used on walls to imitate raised panelling. Most have double-sided tape on the back for extra adhesive effect.

Pressed Panel: This is typically made of hardboard and is pressed to resemble a raised panel.

Moisture-Resistant MDF Paneling: This has been conducted to resemble tongue-and-groove panelling. Moisture resistance makes this panelling highly suitable for use in a kitchen or bathroom.

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