Nothing completes a home better than the right moldings and trim work. There are many different types of molding and trim work which are designed to accent the home in various ways. The right trim work will not just enhance the look of your home, it will also help protect the inside. McKay’s Painting will share the different types of molding and trim work that is used inside the home.
Trim Molding & Millwork Styles
Baseboards: Baseboards are a covering that is set along the bottom of the wall and on the floor. The baseboards are designed to protect the bottom of the wall from damages. Baseboards can range in sizes, design, and color.
Base Shoes: Base shoes are also known as a quarter round trim. Base shoes can be used in a number of ways. Base shoes are often used to help enhance the design of trim work. It can also help fill in the gaps between base boards. Base shoes are either plastic or wooden strips.
Ceiling Crown Molding: Ceiling molding is also known as crown molding or cornice. Ceiling molding sits along the edge of the ceiling and the wall. Ceiling molding can sit flat along the ceiling as well. More elaborate ceiling molding makes an angle so part of the molding sits on the ceiling and on the wall. Ceiling moldings or crown molding greatly enhance the look of a home, bringing an elegance or charm to the home. Again, ceiling molding can come in a large variety of shapes, colors, and designs.
Window & Door Casings: The trim work around doors and windows are often referred to as casing. As doors and windows are seated into the wall and then sealed, the edges look rather tacky. The casings help to cover the nasty edges of the doors and windows and will make the inside look better.
Wall Paneling: Wall paneling covers sections of a wall. Most wall panel covers the bottom half of walls. They can also cover between 1/3 or 2/3 of the wall. However, some wall paneling can cover the entire wall depending on the material. Wall panel is another great way to enhance the look of the home. Wall paneling can also help protect the wall from any damages. The different kinds of wall panel are called wainscoting, runs or ship laps.
Cap Molding & Back Bands: Cap molding or back bands have a rabbeted edged that is designed to fit over the top of the wall paneling or along the outside of flat casings.
Chair Rail: Traditional chair railing is a single piece of trim that runs along the wall. Chair rails usually set about 36 inches from off of the floor. It is designed to protect the wall from furniture that is prone to damaging the wall. Chair railing can help enhance the look of the home and can work as a transitional feature when painting the walls different colors.
Molding & Trim Installation & More in Ventura, Ojai, Newbury Park, Westlake Village, Camarillo, Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills & Santa Barbara California
Molding and trim work can be found in a wide range of materials as well as designs. Molding and trim is often made from hardwood and or pine wood which can be painted or stained to fit your home interior design. There are many paint-grade trims which are more of a composite type of molding or trim work that uses sawdust and plastic to create a pre-designed trim or molding piece. There are a number of resins and plastic also used to manufacture molding and trims. If you want to enhance your home by using molding and trim and need assistance or you require a professional painting service, contact McKay’s Painting today.