Molding Ideas

Trimming the inside is one of the simplest and most affordable ways to add style and personality to a space. In addition, cove molding enhances the sense of quality and artistry in any room, home, or structure since it is an integral component of the space itself.

Mouldings That Are Frequently Used

Here are some of the most popular moulding kinds, their applications, and advantages, whether you live in Canada or the United States:

  • MDF 2 inch cove molding (created from medium-density fiberboard) is inexpensive, primed and prepared for paint, and produces excellent results with little effort.
  • The ceiling crown molding and top of the wall are finished with crown moulding. Crown moulding is available in a broad range of sizes and designs, from primary and beautiful to ornate.
  • Baseboard moulding, which runs down the bottom of walls, can be built from a flat board and finished with a thin base cap, or it can be purchased as one piece with the top edge routed with ornamental details.
  • The gap between the baseboard and the flooring is finished with a quarter-round, also known as shoe moulding.
  • Chair rails are placed flush against walls and are typically 24 to 36 inches high or around chair height, though it is occasionally preferable to set them lower (for lower ceilings).
  • Wainscoting is made along the lower part of walls using beadboard or bead moulding. Decorative trim is generally used to cover the beadboard.
  • The casings surrounding windows and doors are where colonial trim is most frequently found.

Using Molding to Warm a Space

Like nothing else, decorative cove moulding can drastically alter a room’s décor. Large rooms with high ceilings, for instance, may appear chilly and void. However, adding baseboard moulding, extensive crown mouldings over the top, and window and door casings breaks up the uniformity of the space and gives it a warm, textured feel.

Once upon a time, most builders used to include a lot of ornate trim. Although the technique declined near the end of the 20th century, it has recently become more popular as builders have come to understand how much moulding can enhance a room’s ambiance and sense of quality. And happily, adding mouldings to an existing space is simple. MDF mouldings produce an efficient and attractive outcome.

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How Can Molding Improve a Space?

Moulding may be used for much more than simply decorative purposes; it can also provide height, establish balance and flow, and solve a variety of other space and aesthetic problems in a room.

Yes, the primary goal of moulding is to adorn a space with a decorative feature. But it is capable of much more. Moulding can give the impression that a doorway is higher, that windows are higher, or that a room is more prolonged. Moulding may make a room appear more balanced and pleasant if applied appropriately and adheres to time-tested placement and space guidelines. It’s only sometimes evident why a room feels the way it does, but an intelligent builder will know what they did to balance the area, make the most of what was available, or address any height or space issues the room could have otherwise.


Chair rails, for instance: What height is appropriate?

And to show that not all widely accepted rules are accurate here is one that is frequently broken! When asked how high a chair rail should be, most builders will reply, “30 to 36 inches,” or they will instruct you to match the height of the chair’s back to prevent the chair from scraping the wall. But when that rule of thumb was formed, ceilings were often 12 feet or higher. The usage of a chair rail, in reality, is more decorative than functional. Additionally, a chair rail that rises just 24 to 30 inches will do more to make the room appear taller, given that most homes have ceilings that are approximately 8 feet in height.

Are you considering a moulding project? Or do you require moulding for a future building? Then, call Moulding Warehouse right away! We’ll be pleased to provide you with excellent guidance and affordable moulding costs.