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The most visually pleasing crown and base mouldings are applied in proportion to the ceiling height.
Suggestions for 8 ft. ceiling heights: • 2-1/4 in. - 3-5/8 in. crown mouldings • 3-1/4 in. - 5-1/4 in. base mouldings
Suggestions for 9 ft. ceiling heights: • 4-1/4 in. - 5-1/2 in. crown mouldings • 4-1/4 in. - 6-1/8 in. base mouldings
Suggestions for 10 ft. ceiling heights: • 5-1/4 in. - 7-1/4 in. crown mouldings • 5-1/4 in. - 9-1/4 in. base mouldings
Greater than 10 ft. ceiling heights: • Lots of opportunities for compound crowns and bases to achieve the desirable look. Again, scale the dimensions proportional to the living space.
Door and window casings are influenced by the ceiling heights but are also selected according to door heights.
• Door heights of 6 ft. 8 in. - 2-1/4 in. - 3-1/2 in. casing
• Door heights of 7 ft. - 2-1/2 in. - 4 in. casing
• Door heights of 8 ft. - 3-1/2 in. and larger
Base caps offer a decorative transition from the S4S base to the wall. Base caps are also commonly used to design wainscoting panels for less expense.
Chair rails should be installed at the height to protect the wall at the height of your chair back. Decoratively, chair rails break up a room creating an opportunity for multiple color schemes or panel options.
Picture mould was historically used to hang pictures from when walls were plaster and difficult to drive nails into. Today, picture moulding is frequently used as an extension of the crown, enhancing the wall treatment.