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Different Types of Denver Moldings

June 21, 2017

There’s no better way to add character to your room than with perfectly placed Denver moldings. If you’re interested in adding moldings, it’s important to learn about the different types that are commonly used inside homes so you can choose which one is right for you.

Crown Molding

Perhaps the most popular type of molding is crown molding, which is used where the wall meets the ceiling. Crown molding tends to make the ceilings seem higher so the entire room feels larger and more open. Adding this type of molding will instantly make your home more luxurious and elegant.

Chair Rail

Although many homeowners use chair rails for decorative purposes, it can be functional as well. Chair rails serve as a barrier between your furniture and walls so your chairs, sofas, tables, and other pieces of furniture do not bump into the wall and damage it. For purely decorative purposes, chair rails can be used in rooms with two types of wall treatments such as paint and wallpaper. For example, some homeowners have painted walls below the chair rail, and wallpaper on the walls above the chair rail. Learn about the chair rail: what it is and how to make the most of it.

Picture Rail

Do you have a lot of artwork you would like to hang around your home? If you’re hesitant to display your artwork because you don’t want to drill nails into the walls, then a picture rail would work perfectly in your home. Picture rails are about one to two inches tall and are placed between seven to nine feet above the floor. You can drive nails into the rails to hang your photos so you don’t have to damage your walls.

Baseboard Molding

Baseboard molding is used where the wall meets the floor. It typically runs between four to six inches high and does not have much detailing. This is a great way to add a little something extra to the room without going overboard.

Cove Molding

Similar to crown molding, cove molding is used where the wall meets the ceiling. However, cove molding is not nearly as ornate and detailed as crown molding. In fact, cove molding is often considered an alternative to crown molding for people who want a simpler look. In addition to being used on the walls, cove molding can also be found on staircases, where it is frequently used in the area where the tread meets the riser.
Now that you know the most popular types of molding, it’s time to plan how you should incorporate these styles into your home. Contact Natural Stone Sales for help with installing Denver moldings around your home. Our expert staff has been working one-on-one with customers in the Denver area for over three decades. We specialize in providing superior and personalized natural stone and hardwood services using only the highest quality products on the market. Contact us today to find out how we can create a beautiful custom look for your home!