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What is Base Moulding?

The next time you step into a room, you may wonder in what ways you can improve it. Whether you’ve lived there for ten years or are looking for ways to boost its selling price, moulding is always a great way to help give a room a little something extra. A bit of elegance, a touch of hominess, sometimes that is all it takes to really make a room shine. Base moulding is a surprisingly simple way to improve a room.


Though base moulding is placed right where the floor meets the wall, it doesn’t mean it is going to get ignored. Quite the opposite. People will notice it once they enter the room. You may find yourself earning compliments on your choice of base moulding and how it subtly changes the style of the room.


Base Moulding

There are a few common styles when it comes to moulding designs, and you may find yourself wondering which one to choose. From colonial to beaded, from kerfed to others, which one is right for you? Many of these can be found in any number of homes, and there is no right or wrong answer. The name of the moulding style will reflect how it looks, which is why you will find several different moulding designs all featuring the colonial style. Usually these differences are relatively small, such as a slightly different shape here, a notch lower instead of higher, and so forth. But, surprisingly, it can make all the difference.

There are various architectural styles when it comes to moulding as well. From Colonial to French Country, there is something for every taste. Some are much more elaborate than others, so you should always take the time to consider each potential moulding type. Or, if you already have a general idea of what you want, seek out styles that match your designs.



Not sure of what you’re looking at? If you are new to moulding, it can be a little overwhelming and hard to understand. Any manufacturer will be able to show you the different base mouldings they have available and clear up any confusion you have about one versus another. They can also help you decide which might be best for your home. Remember, even with moulding you are in charge from start to finish, which means you get to choose what wood it is made of, what style, and how much moulding for your home.