The Different Types of Moulding and Trim

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There are many different types of moulding and trims available. They all have different looks and often a different name depending on where they are placed along the wall. The most common places to find moulding and trims are at the very lowest and highest parts of the wall. In these areas, mouldings and trims can help hide the seam where the wall meets the floor or ceiling.

Baseboards cover the lowest part of an interior wall and go by many names including skirting and floor moulding among others. Besides hiding the joint between the floor and wall, baseboards can also help to hide the uneven edge of flooring. They come in a variety of different looks and materials. The most common materials are plastic and wood.

Chair Rails also called dado rails, are trims and mouldings that runs along the perimeter of a room usually in the middle of the wall. Dado refers to the bottom half of an interior wall and the chair or dado rails go directly above the dado. Historically the dado was covered with panelling or another treatment different than the top half of the walls. The chair rails separated the two halves of the wall and protected it from furniture and other contact. Now a days, most paneling or chair rails are aesthetic.

Crown Mouldings go at the very top of a wall. They are often used for capping cabinets as well. Crown mouldings differ from baseboards as they are not flat. Instead, crown mouldings flare out towards the roof. These wood and plaster mouldings are an easy way to add a graceful, classy air to any wall.

There are many types of trims and mouldings, and whether used alone or together, they can help to create beautiful homes. If you want to see what new moulding or trims can do for you and your home, contact the experts at the TimberTown closest to you.

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