Building & Renovating

Building 101: Different Cornices and Baseboards

Mouldings such as cornices and baseboards help conceal unsightly joints in the home


The area of our wall where it meets the floor and the ceiling can sometimes look unsightly. Cornices and baseboards not only help conceal these joints, they also add an embellishment to a plain home. You can also define doors and windows by framing them with painted mouldings in color that contrasts with the wall for a bold statement.

Most commercially available trimmings and cornices are made of either wood, plaster, or polystylene composite materials. The pre-coated mouldings available in home depots require no sanding, and are already primed for painting -- saving you much time and labor cost.

Read the original article in RL Notebook - September 2012 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App ( now! Log on to for more details.  

Art Chem Décor RGMPC C-011 Cornice

P1,408 / 8 feet, Wilcon Depot

Art Chem Décor RGMPC C-007

P842.75 / 8 feet, Wilcon Depot

Pierced Moulding

P299 / 8 feet, CW Home Depot

Moulding with Flower Medallion

P832 / 8 feet, CW Home Depot

Moulding with Vase Detail

P695 / 8 feet, CW Home Depot

*Prices are subject to change.

Inquire at CW Home Depot, here.

Inquire at Wilcon Depot, here.

To view a list of suppliers, click here


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