Full Round Moulding & Trim: Definition, Benefits, Cost, Installation

September 5, 2022

By: The Finished Space

Understanding various types of moulding and how to use them in your home could be essential to adding luxurious finishing details to your interior design. Of course, many moulding types are pretty easy to figure out. Often, all it takes is a simple glance to understand a moulding’s purpose and how to use it. But that’s not always the case.

Consider for a moment full-round moulding. Since most moulding is attached to walls, fixtures, or built-in furnishings, it might be challenging to know where and how to use full-round moulding and trim. 

So, here’s everything you need to know about full-round moulding, including its definition, benefits, cost, and installation.

What is Full-Round Moulding and Trim?

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Full-round moulding is almost precisely what it sounds like. It’s a long, cylindric strip of moulding or trim often used for curtain rods, closet poles, or towel rods. It’s different than your standard moulding materials because it doesn’t have a flat surface, so you can’t easily attach it to walls, baseboards, staircases, or built-ins.

People also confuse full-round moulding with other round moulding types. So, before we go any further, let’s take a moment to dispel any misconceptions and talk about the differences between full-round moulding, half-round moulding, and quarter-round moulding.

The Difference Between Full-Round Moulding and Half-Round Moulding

As the name implies, half-round moulding is shaped like half a circle (or a cylinder cut in half lengthwise). It’s typically used for trimming and creating edges. For instance, if you want to create a separation between two separate wall colors or types of wallpaper, you can use half-round moulding and trim to cover the seam and make a clean, aesthetically pleasing break.

The Difference Between Full-Round Moulding and Quarter-Round Moulding

Quarter-round is shaped like one-fourth of a circle (or a half-round moulding cut in half lengthwise). It has two distinct flat edges that meet at a ninety-degree angle and is often used as a finishing detail for baseboards. Adding a strip of quarter-round moulding to the bottom of a baseboard makes the entire area look complete.

How Much Does Full-Round Moulding Cost?

The cost of full-round moulding depends on how much you’re buying and the size of the full-round moulding you need. It ranges in size from 1 9/16”, 1 1/4”, and 1 5/16” in diameter. If you want to discuss the cost of purchasing full-round moulding for your home, let’s find a Metrie dealer near you!

3 Benefits of Full-Round Moulding and Trim

While there are alternatives for curtain or towel rods, nothing can come close to the ease of installation, and clean, luxurious aesthetic of full-round moulding. Here are three unique benefits of using full-round moulding and trim in your home:

1. Affordability

Full-round moulding is made from durable, affordable materials that ultimately reduce costs. If you’re looking for a high-end finishing detail on a budget, full-round moulding might suit you.

2. Clean Design Aesthetic

Full-round moulding is a simple tool that you can use to elevate your design. The smoothness and simplicity of this particular moulding style makes it the perfect addition to minimal, modern design aesthetics.

3. DIY-Friendly

The last and final unique benefit of using full-round moulding is that you can do it all yourself. In fact, full-round moulding is so simple to install that most experienced DIYers can do it without consulting a step-by-step guide or professional.

How to Install Full-Round Moulding

Of course, not all DIYers have the experience necessary to do it without a reference, so we’ll take you through the steps, just in case.

Here’s a guide to installing full-round moulding in your home:

Step One. Take Measurements

First, you’re going to need to start by taking measurements. For example, how long is the curtain rod or towel rack? Remember to be precise!

Step Two. Mark and Cut the Full-Round Moulding

Once you have the measurements, you’re going to mark those measurements on your newly purchased full-round moulding. Then, you’ll use a saw to cut the moulding into individual strips to match the measurements.

Step Three. Paint the Full-Round Moulding (Optional)

Once the pieces are cut, it’s time to paint or style them however you like. This is entirely optional, and you are more than welcome to keep them in their original color.

Step Four. Place the Full-Round Moulding

Last, you’re going to place the full-round moulding in the curtain rod or towel rack brackets. These can be purchased separately from a home improvement store. Once you have them installed, you’re good to go!

Looking for More Interior Design Inspiration?

Are you searching for high-quality full-round moulding in a variety of sizes? At Metrie, we specialize in creating high-end luxury moulding and trim products at a fraction of the cost of our competitors. Take a look at our full-round moulding collection today!

While you’re here, don’t miss this chance to check out Option {M}. It’s a groundbreaking design tool that matches current design trends with different moulding and trim styles. It’s the ideal tool for every designer’s toolbox!