Home Building Glossary

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C (cont.)

 

Corner Bead
Metal or plastic molding used in drywall finishing to produce smooth, square, and stronger wall corners.

 

Crawlspace
A type of house foundation in which concrete block walls are used to elevate the floor level, typically between 24” – 40” above ground level, with the space between floor and ground being accessible and used for location of plumbing, wiring, and heat and air ductwork.


Crown Mold
A type of interior trim molding, used for decorative effect in corners formed by walls and ceiling, consisting of single or multiple levels.

 

Cultured Marble
A limestone or marble based product, mixed with resin and engineered to form a solid-surface countertop material, most commonly used in bathrooms.

Curb Appeal
A term that describes a subjective grade of the visual appeal of a house as viewed “from the curb,” generally applied to houses that are for sale.

Cut Pile Carpet
A type of carpet featuring cut ends of looped pile yarn, the most common form of residential carpet.

 

D

Deadwood
Lumber pieces added to ceiling joists to provide nailing surface for drywall.
      
Decking (roof)
Plywood or waferboard sheets, nailed to rafters, which provide nailing surface for shingles.

Decorative Concrete
A general term for any type of floor, driveway, sidewalk, or patio concrete which is stamped, 
etched, stained, colored, or engraved in any way for decorative effect.

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