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panzerfaust0 12-24-2011 08:14 AM

Difference between "baseboards" and "moulding"
 
newbie question. What is the difference between baseboards and moulding?

thanks

oldognewtrick 12-24-2011 08:38 AM

A molding trims out around a door, window and is usually smaller dimension material. A base board runs along the area where the wall meets the floor.

panzerfaust0 12-24-2011 09:15 AM

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Originally Posted by oldog/newtrick (Post 65449)
A molding trims out around a door, window and is usually smaller dimension material. A base board runs along the area where the wall meets the floor.

thanks for the reply, and not to disagree with you but i thought that thing that trims out around a door is called a door casing?

oldognewtrick 12-24-2011 10:41 AM

A door casing is a type of molding, so is baseboard.

panzerfaust0 12-24-2011 11:17 AM

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Originally Posted by oldog/newtrick (Post 65455)
A door casing is a type of molding, so is baseboard.

i see. so a baseboard IS a moulding. but a more specific type of it.

so when people say "moulding", are they referring to the part that's in between the ceiling and the wall? sorry i just really want to know what "moulding" specifically refers to.

kok328 12-24-2011 05:29 PM

between ceiling and wall is know as Crown moulding.
Moulding is a generic term.

Dionysia 01-16-2012 03:34 PM

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Originally Posted by panzerfaust0 (Post 65457)
so when people say "moulding", are they referring to the part that's in between the ceiling and the wall? sorry i just really want to know what "moulding" specifically refers to.

Moulding is a general term. When "people" say moulding, it depends on who you are talking to as to what they mean. I think most folks who know nothing about it probably mean crown molding and sometimes door casings... Kinda like saying "get me a soda" when you mean "Get me a Coke".

inspectorD 01-16-2012 04:50 PM

Ok
 
Here you go...have fun.Hundreds of moulding types.:hide:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molding_(decorative)

The link has trouble, just follow it along to molding decorative.

markleena 01-18-2012 01:55 AM

The outside edge of casing is usually eased or rounded over. The bottom edge of base is usually square, so it sits down tight to hard surface flooring.


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