Boost Your Visual Appeal with New Interior Trim

Spending endless effort with housekeeping to make your home look fabulous is never-ending. But some things can take away from your efforts in the way of visual appeal. Moulding is one of them. Moulding, which is also known by the term trim or spelled without the “u” as molding, is prone to damage, breakage, cracking, warping, splintering, and even getting loose or disappearing. This may not work well to make the rooms look their best. For example, a bike that has rust all over it but has a new, shiny seat does not look spectacular. Moulding acts as the rust. In this case, it may be time to boost visual appeal and accent your house cleaning efforts by replacing your interior trim.

When shopping for trim, material is an important element to understand. Trim is available in materials like oak, pine, poplar, cedar, polyurethane, polymer, MDF (medium density fiber), etc. Oak is a hardwood and provides durability and beautiful wood grain looks. Poplar is cheaper but prone to damage easier. Polyurethane and polymer are easier to clean and MDF provides the look of wood at an affordable price, but has no grain and is usually primed.

Aside from understanding the materials, you should understand the finishes you can choose from. All moulding is available in finished, unfinished, or primed materials. Finished moulding will either be stained or painted already. Primed trim allows for the paint and color of your choice. Unfinished moulding gives you the advantage of getting to choose paint or stain and pick whatever color or tint you desire.

These three elements are important to know when shopping for moulding. This allows you to understand your options better and get what you truly desire. In addition, it will enhance your cleaning efforts dramatically!