Specializing In Classic, Georgian, And Victorian Designs
The crown mouldings and cornices available to us tend to be on the “fancy” side. Due to the nature of the polyurethane material, small or plain linear pieces (mainly baseboards and casings) are almost always far more affordable when made from MDF.
Where the polyurethane advantage comes in, is on the cornices and crowns that have a pattern or design on them. We like to say that “you get the look of plaster, but without the weight”.
The Victorian architectural period was a riot of patterns and design. The Georgian architectural period drew inspiration heavily from classic Greek and Roman designs.
So if you like the look of acanthus leaves, dentil blocks, or egg & dart designs, then polyurethane is the ideal material for the job. It is about 1/3 of the weight of plaster, and it never cracks or crumbles.
There are some plainer designs available, in classic “cove” or “ogee” moulding shapes, as well, however they tend to be on the large side—which is good, if you are trying to finish a room with a nine- or ten-foot ceiling. Or higher.
The next time that you watch a movie, or your favorite television show, have a look in the background of interior shots: the set designers on those shows all use cornices, brackets, wall niches, and other decorative pieces to make their rooms memorable. And you might not even have known why you liked the room, before this.
We can provide advice and tips on how to choose the right cornice or crown moulding for any room.