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Top 4 Moulding Types

Top 4 moulding types

Moulding is one of the most ancient types of woodworking. This can either be a decorative recessed or relieved surface or a decorative plane or curved strip that's used for ornamentation or finishing. Experts often offer moulding as a type of custom millwork.

There are many different types of moulding to choose from. The custom millwork experts at A&C Custom Millwork and Windows are here to explain the 4 most common types of moulding.

1. Crown Moulding

Crown moulding is the most common type of moulding. This option is a decorative element installed where the wall meets the ceiling. It's a very popular type of millwork and continues to be installed in homes to this day.

Decorative crown moulding can be used around:

  • Cabinets
  • Entryways
  • Mantels
  • Bookshelves

Enhancing an area with crown moulding can bring an added opulence to your home. Many people believe crown moulding adds the finishing touches to a property and creates a homier space.

If you're thinking of selling your home in the future, investing in crown moulding can also increase your home's value. Choosing the right crown moulding for a space can add a level of elegance to the area. There are also some cheaper moulding options that can update your home's look without breaking the bank.

2. Baseboards

Baseboards are a popular trimming type. This option can serve as a counterpoint to the crown moulding. Just like crown moulding, baseboards hide the joint where the walls meet the floor. While this can be a firmly decorative choice, it can also help hide and protect gaps between the floor and wall.

Furniture tends to cover baseboards, which is one of the reasons they tend to be plainer than crown moulding. The most popular type of baseboard is a three-inch rounded or stepped baseboard. This design gives a little detail to your walls without being overwhelming.

3. Chair Rail

A chair rail is a more practical installation for your home. Chair rails protect plaster walls from getting damaged by dining room chairs. The moulding is applied about ⅓ way up the wall from the floor. This is a great option for dining rooms.

In many cases, homeowners decide to pair a chair rail with wainscoting, which is a wooden panel that wraps horizontally around a room to add more depth. Paired together, the chair rail and wainscoting give a more unified look for your home.

4. Door or Window Trim

Another common appearance of moulding is the trim around your doors and windows. This trim is often functional and decorative. The main purpose of the trim around doors and windows is to cover any space or gap left between the drywall and the frame.

That doesn't mean the trip around your windows and doors can't be patterned! Updating the color or style of the trim in your home can provide a great visual renovation.

Work With a Professional

If you're thinking of adding moulding to your home, it's best to work with a professional custom millworker. The experts at A&C Custom Millwork and Windows will help you choose the best moulding options for your unique property. We create your moulding in-house to ensure you're getting unique renovations.

To learn more about how moulding can benefit your home or to learn more about moulding options, call A&C Custom Millwork and Windows today and set up an appointment.

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