Types of Moulding You Can Use to Elevate Your Space [infographic]

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At Modern Heritage Trim and Finishing, we appreciate the sophisticated beauty that custom moulding can bring to a home or business. Still, we also understand that many of our customers aren’t entirely familiar with all the different types of moulding available to them. Below, you’ll find an outline of some of the main types of custom moulding you can use to elevate your home or business.

Types of Moulding You Can Use to Elevate Your Space

  • Baseboard Moulding – This option is designed to smooth the transition between the walls and flooring. Baseboard moulding fits in the seam between the floor and walls and can add a decorative touch, as well as help protect the lowest part of the wall from scuffs and damage.
  • Chair Rail Moulding – Typically installed at the height of the back of dining room or sitting area chairs, this moulding runs horizontally along the wall to break up the space and helps prevent chairs from sliding back too far and damaging the walls behind them.
  • Panel Moulding – If you want to break up your walls and give a room a more refined atmosphere, panel moulding is a great option. As the name suggests, it is used to create distinct wall panels and is typically purely decorative in nature.
  • Picture Rail Moulding – If you’d like to be able to hang pictures without damaging your walls, this moulding is for you. Typically installed high on the walls, near the ceiling, picture rail moulding makes a sturdy hanging spot for pictures and other framed artwork.
  • Crown Moulding – This is what comes to most people’s minds when they think of moulding. Crown moulding fits along the seam between the wall and ceiling and can help make a smooth transition between the two surfaces.
  • Ceiling medallions – These are often installed around light fixtures, adding ornate decoration to an otherwise plain area.