Moulding or Molding

According to Wikipedia, molding, or moulding is a strip of material with various profiles used to cover transitions between surfaces or for decoration. Traditionally made from solid milled wood or plaster, at their simplest, mouldings are a means of applying light and dark shaded stripes to a structural objects without having to change the material or apply pigments. The contrast of dark and light areas gives definition to the object.

As you may have noticed, we have chosen to use the word “moulding” on this website. This version of the word is older and originated in England, Australia and Canada. While the spelling “molding” is still used in some regions of the United States, the spelling “moulding” is the preferred spelling used by those in the industry.

In fact, the official industry association, the Moulding & Millwork Producers Association, uses this spelling exclusively. Most importantly, the MMPA’s WM series of moulding numbers is used throughout the industry to standardize and identify moulding profiles,

It is for these reasons that we have chosen to use the spelling “moulding” throughout our website.