Difference between "baseboards" and "moulding"

Discussion in 'Walls and Ceilings' started by panzerfaust0, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. Dec 24, 2011 #1

    panzerfaust0

    panzerfaust0

    panzerfaust0

    Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2011
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    newbie question. What is the difference between baseboards and moulding?

    thanks
     
  2. Dec 24, 2011 #2

    oldognewtrick

    oldognewtrick

    oldognewtrick

    Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2009
    Messages:
    10,820
    Likes Received:
    1,435
    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.
     
  3. Dec 24, 2011 #3

    panzerfaust0

    panzerfaust0

    panzerfaust0

    Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2011
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    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?
     
  4. Dec 24, 2011 #4

    oldognewtrick

    oldognewtrick

    oldognewtrick

    Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2009
    Messages:
    10,820
    Likes Received:
    1,435
    A door casing is a type of molding, so is baseboard.
     
  5. Dec 24, 2011 #5

    panzerfaust0

    panzerfaust0

    panzerfaust0

    Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2011
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    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.
     
  6. Dec 25, 2011 #6

    kok328

    kok328

    kok328

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2007
    Messages:
    2,755
    Likes Received:
    249
    between ceiling and wall is know as Crown moulding.
    Moulding is a generic term.
     
  7. Jan 16, 2012 #7

    Dionysia

    Dionysia

    Dionysia

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2011
    Messages:
    98
    Likes Received:
    1
    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".
     
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2012
  8. Jan 16, 2012 #8

    inspectorD

    inspectorD

    inspectorD

    Housebroken Staff Member Admin Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2005
    Messages:
    4,503
    Likes Received:
    267
  9. Jan 18, 2012 #9

    markleena

    markleena

    markleena

    Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2011
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    0
    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.
     

Share This Page