Most homes have drywall on the walls, and regardless of what type of flooring you have, there must be some form of separation between the wall and the floor. Without this, you are left with an unfinished appearance that leaves your home looking shabby. The trim used for this purpose is referred to as base molding or baseboard.
Baseboards come in several sizes and designs, although it typically isn’t as elaborate as crown molding. It serves more of a practical purpose, and tends to be more simple and functional in design. Base molding is manufactured in both wood, wood veneer, and medium density fiberboard (MDF). It comes primed or natural allowing you to decide whether you want to paint or stain it.
Installing molding is a process that requires skill and patience. This is an area where having the right finish contractor is extremely important. Anyone can install it, but not everyone can create a seamless, quality appearance. These articles highlight the differences in the materials available for baseboard and give a brief overview of the installation process. Read on to help you to make an informed decision when selecting your materials and finish contractor.
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