Crown molding - Add Character to the Ceilings With Decorative Trims
30 Mar

Crown molding - Add Character to the Ceilings With Decorative Trims

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There are several ways to improvise the interior designs of the house. With innovative ideas popping up every day, people are left with umpteen choices. One such improvising design that is widely popular among homeowners is crown molding. Unlike the general term ‘molding’ which refers to any type of trim work inside a home, ceiling molding specifically falls under crown molding. Though it was initially installed for practical purpose, later on, it became a style symbol for houses. The crown molding designs paved the path for chair rail molding which is installed at the height at which the top of chairs back touches the wall. The practical reason is that crown moulding was able to cover the gaps formed by the intersection of wall and ceiling materials. Over the years, the plain crown moulding evolved into a decorative trim that uplifted the elegance of the room.

Is crown molding used purely for decorative purpose?

Well, as mentioned earlier, it was originally installed for the practical purpose. Later on, it was beautified using decorative designs. However, crown molding still serves the purpose of its installation. Apart from covering the intersection of wall and ceiling, it also helps in lifting the space by drawing attention to the ceiling. This gives an impression of the ceiling being higher. These designs are also capable of hiding the defects of walls such as peeling paints and cracks by distracting the eyes. These can also bring out the forgotten grandeur of old houses by getting the attention of these tiny designs.

What are these made of?

Crown Mouldingis available in several materials, thanks to the advanced technology we have today. The popular materials used are:

·         Wood: The oldest material used for crown molding is wood. It is flexible, lightweight and DIY-friendly material, which is easy to install using nails.

·         Plaster: This is the traditional material used for crown moulding. Plasters can be decorated extensively with crisp detailing. This material is heavy and rigid which makes its installation difficult and requires skilled craftsmen.

·         Plaster covered foam: This material is made of polystyrene topped with a fibreglass and followed by a coat of acrylic plaster. It is flexible, light and seamless making it a good alternative for wood and plasters.

·         Polyurethane foam: This material looks like plaster. Polyurethane crown molding is lightweight and very easy to install. It can be installed using construction adhesives and the joints can be sealed with caulk.

·         Flexible polyurethane: This material looks like wood but is much heavier. It can be installed using construction adhesives and finishing nails.

Size required

To know the required size, measure the ceiling height. This will help you determine the right size of crown molding required. Simple crown molding is ideal for private spaces while elaborately designed ones are suitable for public rooms. Also, consider the existing trims in the space to create uniformity in the sizes.

Painting crown molding

Most of the crown moldings can be painted. Painting it the same color as the room will give an impression of the high ceiling. It can also be painted in different colors as it befits the taste of the homeowner. Crown molding is the ornament that beautifully shields the consolidation of wall and ceiling.

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Crown Molding 4 inch Manufactured with Dense Architectural Polyurethane Compound

If you are looking to add some flair to a bland ceiling or finish off a sophisticated ceiling medallion installation, a good crown molding piece is just the trick.CM-1001 Crown Molding is a plain, 5-½” breadth crown molding that is perfect for spaces with 9’-10’ ceiling heights. It is designed wider to suit higher ceilings in such a manner that it will not be so wide that it sticks out nor will it be too narrow that it remains unnoticeable.As with all our other molding material, it is made from dense polyurethane material.What can you expect from CM-1001?● It has a relatively wider breadthCM-1001 is relatively wide yet not too wide so it suits higher ceilings. Molding that is too narrow for such ceilings barely stands out while that which is too wide overshadows everything else.● It is elegantThis simple design gracefully fits into any room and is so stylishly versatile that it will blend in with all other decor pieces that are fitted into the space.● It is moisture-resistantOne of the key features of CM-1001 is that the polyurethane material withstands moisture infiltration. This makes it great for any and every room, including the exterior and other rooms that would have high humidity such as the bathroom.● It does not harbor the growth of mold or mildewMold and mildew need a moist environment to grow. CM-1001 does not allow any water bubbles to build up beneath the paint and will therefore not allow mold or mildew to develop.● It does not rot easilyUnlike other materials such as wood, polyurethane does not rot easily. This means that how you install CM-1001 on day 1 is exactly how it will remain eons later.● It is flexible and does not warpCM-1001 is pliant and will adjust well to changes in weather conditions. Due to this, it will not warp or crack easily.● It is lightThe polyurethane material making CM-1001 is light and easy to work with. This is however not to mean that it is not strong. It is perfectly balanced to blend the two and will be quite easy to manipulate and put up.● It is long-lastingAll these awesome qualities come together to make CM-1001 a long-term investment that will retain its sophistication and beauty through the passage of time.● It is budget-friendlyCM-1001 is pocket-friendly and will allow you to change up the molding without incurring too high an expense.● It comes pre-primedCM-1001 comes prepared in a white primer that leaves it ready to paint and install. Pointer: Test the paint out on a small surface of the molding before painting the whole crown molding to ensure that it blends well with the primer.A few helpful tips as you install the molding:❖ Aim to purchase the molding at least 48 hours before the installation and allow them to sit in the house for that period, giving it time to acclimatize to the temperature and condition of the room.❖ Good preparation will help to make your work easier. Create as much space as possible to allow you to maneuver around the room with your CM-1001❖ Check your wall and ceiling for any vents or objects that will be in the way of your molding and figure how you will work around them before you have started.❖ Have a steady work surface that will allow you to clamp the molding down for making coped edges. ..

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Crown Molding 2 inch Manufactured with Dense Architectural Polyurethane Compound

CM-1014 Crown Molding is among the grand jewels in our collection. It is a plain 3” breadth crown molding piece that is best suited for rooms with 8’ heights. It is an elegant finishing that will complement the style of any room, be it the living room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, or any other room that needs a sprucing up.It is made from dense polyurethane that features a number of awesome qualities.What can you expect of CM-1014?● It is waterproofPolyurethane is designed to stay moisture free and as such, will not absorb humidity from the air. Because of this, it sits right at home in the kitchen, bathroom, or even the house exterior that tends to be moister than other rooms.● It is mold and mildew resistantMold and mildew need a moist environment to thrive. Seeing as CM-1014 is waterproof, it will not harbor their growth. This makes it all the healthier an inhouse fitting.● It is resistant to warpingCM-1014 is flexible and pliable just as it is strong. It will not be affected by changes in weather conditions and thus will not crack when exposed to extreme heat.● It is light and easy to installOne of the benefits of this molding is that it is light. It will be easy to work with as it will not be overbearing. ● It will not rot easilyBeing waterproof is possibly one of the CM-1014’s greatest qualities as it makes it resistant to rotting. It supersedes wood molding products in this way as wood tends to be quite susceptible to rotting.● It is durableWhen choosing interior decor pieces, durability is one of the most important aspects to consider. CM-1014 is a great investment as one installation is bound to last you a good, long while. ● It is affordableThis beautiful molding packs numerous awesome qualities at a pocket-friendly budget. For a minimal investment, you will easily transform your space into one of elegance and grace.● It is exquisiteCM-1014 is a plain crown molding design. This is exactly what sets it apart. It is so beautiful in its plain design, that you need not worry about it fitting into your home decor plan. ● It comes pre-primedThis delightful molding comes already pre-primed and ready to paint in your desired color and hue.Pointer: Make sure the paint you choose blends well with the ceiling and the wall while standing out at the same time. Most people prefer to paint it white as this is the primer color while white is versatile and blends in easily.What will you need to install this crown molding?❖ A miter box or saw for making mitered edges❖ A coping saw for making coped edges❖ Finishing nails that will hold the molding in place❖ A nail set or hammer to drive the nails beneath the molding ❖ Tape measure, pencil, and level to mark the lines along which the trim will lie❖ Adhesive, applied to joints to hold them together.❖ Caulk to hide any exposed gaps❖ Ladder ❖ Protective gear for you like goggles ..

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