The name “dentil” is derived from the common Latin root “dens”--the same root word that gives us “dental.” This is no surprise when you consider the “toothy” appearance of dentil molding. Though its design is simple at heart, the effect of these small blocks is profound. When combined with other architectural elements, like grand columns, paneling, and tall baseboards, dentil contributes to a palatial aesthetic.
If you are drawn to this geometric style, you are in good company. The dentil design has been used consistently throughout history since 500 B.C. Since its first appearance in a Persian king's tomb, the dentil design has reappeared in Greek, Roman, Neoclassical, Federal, and Renaissance Revival architectural periods. With our great prices on wood and polyurethane dentil molding, you can affordably upgrade your home's molding with a truly timeless style.