Crown molding is available in a range of sizes and designs. It may be plain or it may have intricate designs, with images of flowers and leaves or even abstract outlines. Aside from the ready-to-use ones that you can buy in a store, you may also choose to purchase custom-made molding especially for your home.
Different Kinds of Materials
Crown molding can be manufactured from a selection of materials. You will find it in materials such as softwoods like poplar, spruce and pine and these wood species are easily available, relatively cheap and also easy to cut and install. It may also be produced from wood species like oak, mahogany and teak but these are more expensive and installation is slightly more complex as well.
You will also find crown molding made of medium density board. This is also referred to as MDF. Aside from that, you can buy hi-density polyurethane foam crown molding that’s extremely easy to paint and finish. MDF is a little heavy and is difficult to install. You don’t require hardware like nails to attach it to ceilings, walls or frames. Another plus as far as MDF or foam are worried is that both these materials don’t warp, shrink or expand in the way wood does. They aren’t influenced by climatic changes. On the other hand, temperature changes and changes in humidity can affect wood crown molding.
Another important element in crown molding is your profile. Wood can be painted or polished while foam and MDF can also be made to look like wood and a similar finish can be achieved. It can also be painted or made to seem like veneer.
The options concerning design and style are numerous too. You can purchase custom made crown molding which will give your house a unique and appealing look. Most home improvement stores that stock and sell this product generally take custom orders for it also. You may give them a style of your choice, which will them match the rest of the décor in your house. It’s a excellent way to bring the attraction quotient to your home. The custom made designs will need to be ordered in advance and you’ll be able to offer the manufacturing company with a picture of the designs you require.