If you are fortunate enough to live in such a prosperous master planned community as Laguna Niguel in the coastal San Joaquin Hills of southern Orange County you might not even give a thought to the part played by Mouldings In Laguna Niguel CA. This is despite that fact that these mouldings are in front of you almost the whole of the time that you spend inside your affluent home.
What Are Mouldings?
There seems to be some dispute over whether we use an English spelling for them; or the more commonplace American spelling as “moldings”. I am not sure why the Anglicised version appears to be favored since; in England, they call them “covings” (which has nothing to do with the American pioneered system of land development and urban planning). However, whatever you call them; the chances are that they appear in most of the rooms inside your house. Furthermore, they are likely to be found both at floor level and just below the ceiling – some people even place them half way up a wall.
The main purpose of Mouldings In Laguna Niguel CA is to mark transitions between horizontal surfaces (such as floors and ceilings) and vertical surfaces (i.e. walls). In most house designs, the planes meet at right angles and, if nothing else, a moulding at that meeting point softens the harsh appearance of the transition. Interior decorators and architects will also tell you that the mouldings apply patterns of light and dark shade to the point where the surfaces change direction. However you view them, mouldings are, at heart, decorative.
What Are They Made From?
They can be carved from solid stone or wood (as they used to be in the old days); or they can be shaped (by molding) from compressed powdered materials such as plasters and cements or wood chips or flakes (essentially sawdust). They can even be extruded plastic material such as polystyrene. Anything that can be processed into a fairly long length with a relatively small cross section; two sides of the cross section have to be flat and at 90° to each other – so that they line up with the transition point between wall and floor or ceiling. The outwardly facing portion of the cross section will be made to a decorative shape that is usually concave in general nature for wall to ceiling mouldings or convex at floor level; design being in the eye of the beholder.
For a great selection of decorative Mouldings For Laguna Niguel CA; visit the showrooms of Capistrano Hardwoods in Orange County.