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Baseboard Molding and Casing Molding’s Differences

Baseboard Molding and Casing Molding’s Differences
  •    Home plans
  •    October 9, 2017
  •    Sachi (サチ) Kinoshita (木下)
  •    21 images


With little creativity, baseboard molding can add aesthetic value for your home. It functions to make the room look bigger, smaller, richer, older, newer, and also cleaner. As we all know, there are two types of molding types. The first is casings and the second is baseboard. What are the differences between them?

Casing and Baseboard Molding’s Types

For the most basic room, casing and Baseboard Molding is the most common and basic type of molding. Each type has different purpose and function. The first is casing molding. It is usually used by door and window. It serves to hide the opening that the door and the window have been installed. They cover a portion of the jamb and they sit flat, so the installation is seamless. Often, a wide molding is suitable for large room.

The next is baseboard. This molding covers the joint in which the floor meets a wall. There is common size for this kind of molding. It is 3 inch to 5 inch tall. There are various designs offered by this molding. Usually, the profile that you can choose must be coming from the same family as your door and window casings. What makes Baseboard Molding is interesting is that it can hide the mistake that has been made by the floor installation.

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