Different Types of Molding: Quick Guide

Different Types of Molding: Quick Guide

Interior trim or molding is used for both practical and decorative purposes. Its primer purpose is to cover the area where two surfaces are joined and hide gaps and other imperfections, providing some protection to those surfaces.

But different types of molding also help define the architectural style of a room and add interest and detail to the décor, so most people add trim to their walls and floors because it is a bold design statement.

There are several types of trim, and keeping track of them all can get a little confusing, so we’ll help you learn the basics about the most common types of trim in this guide. You may also want to check out the article comparing shoe molding vs quarter-round molding.

Different Types of Trim Molding Materials

We offer an extensive selection of moldings of different types at the best price. You may want to check the links below.

These days, trims are made of different materials, including:

  • Wood trim has a natural appeal; it is durable and comes in a multitude of basic wood styles (
  • Vinyl trim molding offers the aesthetic of wood, stone, and fabric; it’s lightweight and waterproof
  • Metal edge trim is usually made from aluminum or stainless steel and is available in a wide range of finishes and profile styles,
  • Foam molding is made from a strong, lightweight foam and can be easily installed with caulk

Choosing the best material for your project will depend on the look you are trying to achieve, your budget, and how labor-intensive you are planning to make the installation.

Different Types of Molding Pieces for Floors

The final part of any flooring project is the installation of molding or trim around your room, and you have a few options for finishing the rooms and stairs. Let’s take a look at some of them.

  • Quarter round molding provides a smooth transition from floor to wall and covers the gap between the bottom of the baseboards and the floor.
  • T-molding is installed to transition between hard floor surfaces that have the same height.
  • End cap threshold serves as a great transition to any surface with a slight height difference.
  • Reducer molding is used as a transition between flooring of different heights and
  • Instaform profile is multifunctional, and due to its unique design, it allows homeowners to use this molding to create 5 different applications. It’s a perfect option for a DIY person.
  • Stair nose molding is an integral part of staircase design: it improves the safety of the staircase and helps protect your treads from damage and general wear.
At Stone & Tile, you can find a wide variety of trim and molding pieces from many brands. If you are planning a home renovation, explore our collections of different types of trim molding to create the appearance you desire for your home. We also offer a huge selection of flooring materials, including natural stone and ceramic tiles, laminate, engineered wood, and vinyl planks.
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