Discussion in 'Walls and Ceilings' started by panzerfaust0, Dec 24, 2011.
newbie question. What is the difference between baseboards and moulding?
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?
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.
between ceiling and wall is know as Crown moulding.
Moulding is a generic term.
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".
Here you go...have fun.Hundreds of moulding types.:hide:
The link has trouble, just follow it along to molding decorative.
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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