Interior Finish & Details - Trim and Moulding

The wood trim and moulding in your home adds definition and style around your walls and ceiling lines.


Care and Maintenance Tips General Information

  • Chair moulding, crown moulding, baseboards and shoe moulding (sometimes called "quarter-rounds") are collectively referred to as your "Trim Carpentry" and require little homeowner maintenance.
  • You may experience shrinkage of these trim items as the weather changes and due to settlement of your new home.
  • Most of the time cracks that form at joints of moulding or gaps to the floor or wall can be repaired with caulk and then touch-up paint after the caulk dries.
  • You may also use a nail or two to hold moulding in place where it starts to separate. Touch up with a little paint when done to hide the nail head as needed.



Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where can I get trim to match what was used in my home?
A: Most of the wood trim in your home is purchased from Tinder Wholesale Company (http://www.tinderwholesale.com/moulding.cgi). Like material can be obtained by visiting the manufacturers website and selecting the proper part number for the material you are trying to match. Your local lumber yard can then order it for you.


* If you are in a Condo residence please refer to your Condo Association Documents to verify your responsibilities, if any, for the maintenance of these areas.