Price your move now - Call 0755 1168 959


MovingThe Difference Between Base and Case Mouldings

July 21, 2019by was73100


You never realize how important things like doors and windows can be until you have your own home. When renting, your main concern is that there are doors and windows (and that are completely intact). As an owner, though, you can’t help but care about the details. That’s why it is important to know the difference between base and case mouldings. They may seem interchangeable, but there are differences you should be aware of.

Base Mouldings

You may not be very familiar with the term “base moulding,” but you most likely know what a baseboard is. That is the more common name. Baseboards help to beautify your home by concealing the intersection point of the wall and the floor. They are not very big and probably aren’t even noticed by the average person, but they definitely add to the “finished” look of the room and can help to lend it a more elegant feel. If you take a look at the rooms of any expensive home, you’re sure to find beautifully designed base moulding. It is a small detail that makes a big difference.

Baseboards are usually made of small strips of wood, fiberboard or polyurethane, and they stretch around the entire perimeter of the room. The only parts of the floor joint that wouldn’t be covered are the areas immediately surrounding and in front of doorways. (That is where case moulding comes into play. It will be discussed in the next section.) The price of base moulding varies depending on the material used and the intricacy of the design.

Case Mouldings

Just as base moulding sits at the base of a wall, case moulding encases doors and windows. Also known as “trim,” case mouldings border the outside of doors and windows. They, too, add to the room’s finish by covering the gap between the wall and the window or door. When done in a color that contrasts with the walls, they also help to highlight the windows and doors.

Case moulding can be made from wood, polyurethane, or fiberboard. Wood always lends a classic, timeless feel to the room, but can warp and attract termites. Microfiber and polyurethane are not as classic in look, but are good choices for those who want to paint their moulding. They also do not have termite issues that wood has. Polyurethane has the added bonus of being warp-resistant. The more intricate the moulding design, the more it will cost.

Regardless of what type of base and case mouldings you choose for your home, it is best that they match in color and complement each other in design. This will preserve the beauty of the room and ensure that the look is complete.


Source by Enid Glasgow

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

3B Removals

Your forth coming move, we understand and take the stress out of you move.
Part of the 3B Group Trust NGO < br> Latest discount offers for Trust Members Slough

Call TODAY or at anytime


and get a free estimate

Newsletter Sign Up

House Removals and Office Relocation in Reading, Slough, Guilford.