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Old 12-24-2011, 09:14 AM  
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newbie question. What is the difference between baseboards and moulding?

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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.


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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?
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A door casing is a type of molding, so is baseboard.
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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.
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between ceiling and wall is know as Crown moulding.
Moulding is a generic term.
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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".

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

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