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(building construction)
A finish board covering the interior wall at the junction of the wall and the floor. Also known as skirt; skirting.


A flat projection from an interior wall or partition at the floor, covering the joint between the floor and wall, and protecting the wall: it may be plain or molded.

baseboard, mopboard, scrubboard, skirting board, washboard

A flat projection from an interior wall or partition at the floor, covering the joint between the floor and wall and protecting the wall from kicking, mopping, etc. It may be plain or molded; a base, 4.
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The units feature 'green' elements such as passive solar design, energy-efficient windows, rooftop solar hot water and thermal baseboard heating and rain barrels that harvest water for landscape irrigation.
Carpeting is being installed in the apartments as a safety feature to help cushion falls and the electric baseboard heating system is being removed to make way for a heat pump system that allows each unit to heat or cool the space as desired.
Keep radiators, registers and baseboard heating units dirt and dust free.
In three years, the primary heat source, baseboard heating, had never been turned on.
Heating product sales at Embassy are expected to be flat, as a decrease in baseboard heating sales should be offset by increases in sales of boilers and radiant systems.
Electricity utilized as radiant floor heat is more efficient than using natural resource fuels for baseboard heating and forced-air heating because no energy is lost through ducts, according to the US Dept.
1 million for the second quarter of 2000, due primarily to an increase in sales of radiant heating products, which was partially offset by a decrease in sales of baseboard heating products.
Turn up the heat through the night to ensure that circulator pumps are moving water through radiators and baseboard heating units.
UL tested and Listed the Model HZ-514 as a baseboard electric heater under UL 1042 Standard for Safety for Electric Baseboard Heating Equipment.