Many people use natural stone tiles, countertops, and slabs to decorate and enhance their homes. Many of these same people, however, may not realize that stone moldings are also available that can complement their backsplashes, shower surrounds, and fireplace hearths. Stone moldings come in many of the same shapes and sizes that traditional wood and ceramic tile moldings come in, including rail moldings and pencil moldings, which means that they can be used nearly anywhere in the home to help increase the richness and depth of the décor.
Stone moldings can be used anywhere that a traditional rail or pencil molding would be used. This includes along the chair rail or on top of wainscoting, framing window sills and ledges, along the edge of a hearth, or creating a picture frame effect on the backsplash. Stone moldings have the same rich veining, depth, and color that other natural stone products have. If stone is already being used in the kitchen on the counter and backsplash, then using a stone chair rail around the walls of the eating area can help complement the entire space and create a cohesive look within the room.
Because even exotic stones like onyx can also be found in moldings, these can even be used in more contemporary settings where a rail molding is desired, but more traditional looks and materials may clash with the rest of the décor. Stone has a unique look and depth to it when used as a rail or pencil molding, which means that it can bring an unexpected touch of interest to a space that may have otherwise looked plain or drab with a standard wood molding.
Stone moldings can be found in nearly any color, and can be found in polished, honed, and antiqued finishes to complement any installation. If a molding is required in a room where natural stone is being used, consider matching the stone with a molding made of the same material to complete the look of the room.