Glossary

Baseboard

Decorative trim placed along the bottom of a wall next to the floor.

Bedding Edge

The piece of the trimwork that comes in contact with another surface; i.e. where the crown moulding touches the wall or ceiling.

Blade & Table Angles

Compound miter blade and table angles have been established and are posted on our website for easy installation reference.

Block

Available as an inside corner, outside corner or connector, the block eliminates the need to miter cut mouldings.

Butt Joint

A joint formed by two ajoining surfaces placed squarely together.

Canopy

Decorative cap piece that is provided with the light fixture. It is used to conceal electrical connections.

Capital

Part of a door system used to accent the top of pilaster.

Casing

Decorative trim around a door or window.

Caulking

Compound used for filling joints and nail holes.

Chair Rail

A horizontal strip of moulding mounted at the proper height and protruding enough to prevent the top of a chair back from touching a wall surface.

Corbel

Decorative bracket used in combination with shelving, cabinetry and trim. Corbels can also be used as a small shelves.

Cornice Moulding

A decorative piece, usually molded, placed at or near the top of a wall. Cornice moulding is also known as crown moulding.

Cove Moulding

Type of crown moulding with concave detail. This can be used to conceal light sources that direct light on a reflecting ceiling.

Crosshead

Decorative cross piece that is used above two pilasters at the top of a door surround system.

Crown Moulding

A decorative piece, usually molded, placed at or near the top of a wall. Crown moulding is also known as cornice moulding.

Decorative Domes

Round or eliptical polyurethane domes (with molded detail) that are recessed into the ceiling, giving the illusion of height.

DegaBondTM 948

Specially formulated type of bonding agent used at moulding joints and seams.

Diameter

A straight line from edge to edge through the center of a circle.

Dome

Round or elliptical fiberglass structure that is recessed into the ceiling to give height and dimension to a room. Domes can be used alone or with a hanging light fixture.

Door Surround System

Architectural components designed to encase a doorway, pass-through, window or book case.

Face

One side of a three-dimensional object. For example, the diagonal front of moulding that is presented toward a particular direction.

Faux Finish

A decorative paint finish applied to products. Finishes can give the appearance of marble, stone, metal or wood grain.

Fire-rated

Product made with flame-retardent material that ensures compliance with International Residential and Building Codes.

Fluting

Molded detail on pilasters and trim that resembles a long, rounded groove.

Focal Finish™

A factory-applied finish available by special order from Focal Point. Ten unique finishes are available on select medallions.

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