Selecting the height of the baseboard could be as simple as picking the one you like best.
Tall baseboards. For a 10 foot ceiling you can go with 5 7 inches baseboard height. After we installed the plywood wide plank flooring i started nailing up the 8 primed pine boards that we used for baseboards in the rest of our house. Here is a great rule of thumb. A standard 8 foot wall typically has a baseboard 5 to 7 inches tall while a 10 foot ceiling calls for 7 to 9 inches.
Luckily it s easy to replicate the look by layering a few pieces of much more affordable moulding. Alexandria moulding 1 2 inch x 4 1 8 inch colonial mdf painted decosmart fibreboard baseboard moulding. This update is a really easy and inexpensive way to get the nicer look of the taller baseboards that don t come in the standard house. And the taller baseboards create a modern yet elegant finished look.
The taller the crown the taller the baseboard should be to maintain visual balance. Because we use contractors packs we are not getting 100 wood it is mdf medium density fiberboard. In most cases if your ceiling height is 10 feet or higher your baseboard shouldn t be less than 7 inches in height. Lwm 634 7 16 in.
When restoring or renovating an original victorian or craftsman home you will likely have higher ceilings and larger baseboards perhaps even up to 12 or 14 inches in height. However there can be many things to consider to get it just right. Its styling and proportion is created to work in harmony with other decorative mouldings and details. Baseboard augment the ornate character of your rooms style.
For an 8 foot ceiling you can go with 3 5 inches baseboard height. See less view details. These boards are lighters but have their downfalls. Pine primed finger jointed base moulding pro pack 10 pieces.
Most baseboards run between 3 inches 8 inches tall. Standard baseboard molding comes in contractors packs but unfortunately the fancy tall baseboards don t or at least don t come in contractors packs at our local home depot. For a 9 foot ceiling you can go with 4 6 inches baseboard height. We simply took a piece of wood that measured 1 inch and used that as our spacer to get the molding to the height we wanted.
For a 12 foot ceiling you can go with 6 8 inches baseboard height. Custom milled tall baseboards are insanely expensive though. A standard 8 foot wall typically has a baseboard 3 to 5 inches tall while a 10 foot ceiling calls for 5 to 7 inches.