There are endless possibilities when it comes to baseboard sizes, styles, finish, and materials.
Determining your preferred finish, will help you choose your materials rather quickly while MDF if fantastic for a painted finish, Clear Pine or Red Oak is great for a stained finish.
There are many Pros and Cons to each material type. Reviewing your project and budget can help you find the perfect baseboard material.
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The size of baseboard for your home typically varies by the height of your ceilings. Most homes use a
5 ¼ “ or 7” material but anything is possible and can be accommodated if designed correctly.
Lastly, you will need to consider baseboard styles, depending on your homes design you can choose from some of the most popular styles including clam shell, flat stock, profiled single-piece or even a more detailed three-piece baseboard style.
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Measuring your projects Estimated Linear Footage
Baseboard & Crown Molding
Knowing the Linear Footage of your project is particularly important and can make the estimating process much quicker.
Take the perimeter of the room(s) you will be installing either baseboard or crown molding material in and add all the dimensions together.
Example: The Bedroom below is 16’+16’+13’+13’= 58 Linear Foot (LF)
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This is a calculation to find an estimated linear footage. This does not take into consideration a waste percentage, doorway openings, ceiling vaults, wall angles or other project conditions and factors.