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Crown Moldings: Yes or No?

By April 26, 2017Guides and Tips

Crown Moldings: Yes or No?

Boise, Idaho – Crown Molding is one of the architectural features that can add value to your home. It is designed to gracefully improve a traditional look to hallways, living areas, kitchens, dining rooms and bedrooms. It gives a great visual presence to a home. Crown molding will join the wall and the ceiling, concealing the plain right-handed intersection, providing a pleasant appearance. Homes with crown molding make a better impression than the homes that don’t have it. In addition to capping walls and pilasters, crown molding may be used for cabinets, and extensively in creating a design in home interiors and exteriors. Crown Molding comes in different sizes and different styles. It depends on the design you want or the kind of character you want to design your home.

Types of Crown Moldings:

  1. Hardwoods – For a complete, finished look, natural wood is a traditional material and hardwoods like oak and mahogany stain beautifully. Natural wood will add color and warmth to the room.
  2. Softwoods – such as pine or aspen, are often a cheaper alternative than high-grade solid wood moldings due to greater availability of the trees. Easier to cut and an excellent choice for moldings that will be painted.
  3. MDF – Crown molding made of MDF, Medium Density Fiberboard (a wood based composite material). It’s inexpensive, easy to cut and resistant to warping and can be painted with high quality oil or latex paint.
  4. Polyurethane – This kind of crown molding is resistant to weather, scratching and erosion, making it one of the most durable types of crown molding. However, it is generally manufactured in white and will not hold paint, so it is not for those moldings that need to be painted.
  5. Flexible – Flexible crown molding is used for different shapes usually curved doorways or window. This type of molding won’t break or split, thus making it easy to decorate around curved windows and doorways.
  6. Aluminium, Copper & Steel – This type of crown molding is often used in exteriors. It is used for inside and outside corners that eliminate miter cuts, making installation easy. It is easy to cut with steel cutting saw blades and installs like traditional crown molding. It may also be used in kitchens, workshops, garage and offices.

Whether you want to use crown molding inside or outside for decorative purposes, it is important to choose the right type of crown molding to achieve that fantastic finished look.

One Comment

  • I never knew that there are flexible crown moldings that can go around different shapes. I have also heard that there are decorative corner blocks that you can use to make installing in corners easier. This seems like something that could help my sister create a more stunning interior of her home.

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