Gives a finished look where the walls and ceiling meet; also called cornice moulding.
Installed at the lower portion of the walls, along a finished floor; also called wall base.
Also called casing, the trim that surrounds interior doors and windows.
Usually installed 1/3 of the way above the floor; often used with wainscoting.
Narrow (shoe) and slightly wider (quarter round) moulding used along base trim.
Blocks, usually square, used instead of mitering where two longer pieces meet.
Wood trim used to provide visual detail to interior or exterior structures.
Decorative, narrow moulding to help support hardware for picture and art hanging.
Whether you’re completely renovating a room or just giving it some visual updates, adding moulding, trim and/or millwork can give a bland room a very different and dramatic effect. And as a note, when searching for this item, it is common to see both spellings of moulding and molding.
Types and Shapes
With so many types, shapes and differences, it’s a good idea to get familiar with them so you can get the exact look you’re after. Many types of trim are very similar in shape, but have functional differences, so to get a breakdown of the both the standard profile and decorative/embossed profiles, browse the above shapes. For the different types and applications, check out our Trim and Moulding Buying Guide.
Whether you’re looking to finish a room in a grand way with grown moulding or give your kitchen some visual interest with a chair rail and wainscoting, choosing the right type and shape is important. When looking to match existing trim (especially in older homes), it’s a good idea to bring a piece of the existing trim into the store so an Associate can help you match as close as possible.
Moulding can also be found in different materials, depending on the installation area as well as environmental factors. Exterior moulding, moisture-resistant moulding and prefinished moulding are all types that can be found in either MDF, PVC or wood materials.
More in Millwork
When adding moulding, most people look to include other accent pieces, especially if a home has historical elements that are looking to be retained. Decorative elements like wood beams, corbels, mantels and appliques are also pieces to make sure match the historical charm of the home as closely as possible. Stair elements can usually also be matched. Elements like newels, handrails, stair balusters and stair treads all add to the finished and polished look of a home.