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The Benefits of Aluminum Baseboards

Are you intrigued by the allure of metal trim in a modern interior? If you assumed aluminum baseboards were exclusively for commercial spaces, think again! There’s something refreshing and contemporary about metal baseboards. Not only are they growing in popularity because of their sleek style, their functionality has true practical benefits! Read on to discover a few reasons aluminum trim deserves a second look… [EMAC aluminum baseobard via Archi Expo]

Sleek aluminum baseboard beautifully offsets wood flooring The Benefits of Aluminum Baseboards
Sleek aluminum baseboard beautifully offsets wood flooring

Convenient Perks

Aluminum baseboards are often easy for homeowners to install themselves. Not to mention, because they are so durable, they are easy to clean, and they can often be used both indoors and out. [from Green Oxen Architectural Solutions]

Aluminum baseboards from Green Oxen
Aluminum baseboards from Green Oxen Architectural Solutions

There’s something to be said for a material that can highlight a range of styles! Because of its versatility, aluminum trim can be used in the most elegant of interiors, as well as the most casual. [from Benning Design Associates]

Modern bathroom with aluminum baseboards
Modern bathroom with aluminum baseboards

Did you know that many aluminum baseboards can be installed on curved surfaces? Below we see S700 Aluminum Skirting from Advanced Wall System:

Straight and curved aluminum baseboards
Straight and curved aluminum baseboards

Now that we know a few practical benefits of aluminum baseboards, are you ready to discover their perks from a design perspective? Keep reading for a lesson in aluminum style… [from EMAC via Archi Expo]

Novorodapie aluminum baseboards
Novorodapie aluminum baseboards

A Modern Aesthetic

Because aluminum baseboards are simple, shiny and unexpected, they have the power help define the style of your interior. Modern spaces are ideal settings for metal baseboards, especially when a clean-lined look is desired. Below we see how aluminum trim beautifully complements other key features in this living area, from the concrete flooring to the interesting artwork. [from Clayton & Little Architects]

Modern interior with aluminum baseboards
Modern interior with aluminum baseboards

Aluminum baseboards can also help set an industrial tone, especially when combined with elements such as wood. [images below from Green Oxen Architectural Solutions]

Vinson Baseboards from Green Oxen Architectural Solutions
Vinson Baseboards from Green Oxen Architectural Solutions

If you’re blending an array of materials such as wood, brick and stone, aluminum is a helpful neutral finishing material, especially since it adds smooth metallic shine without fighting the other textures and colors in the room.

Baseboards from Green Oxen Architectural Solutions
Baseboards from Green Oxen Architectural Solutions

As mentioned in the section above, one design benefit of aluminum is its versatility. Whether your modern style is bold and dramatic or light and airy, consider aluminum baseboards for a sleek finish that smooths the transition from wall to floor with a dash of unexpected style. [from Maydan Architects via Houzz]

Aluminum baseboards in a light-filled modern home
Aluminum baseboards in a light-filled modern home

Would you consider aluminum baseboards for your interior? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below…

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