Crown Molding is an art by itself which is growing more and more popular these days than ever. It can reform the way a home, room, or building appears. The ceiling and wall can be brought together using this and a room feel can be created. In olden days in Greece, this art form was widely used for dividing huge spaces into small size spaces. Crown Molding was extensively used even by the Europeans and Romans. An ordinary-looking space or room can be converted into an impressive one using ceiling medallions, decorative corbels, artistic emblems, curved casings, ceiling domes, wall niches, and so on.
Various Crown Molding Styles
They are meant to satisfy various tastes and preference. They are available in styles like Gothic, Romanesque, Classic, Rococo, Baroque, Georgian, Renaissance, Victorian, Neoclassical, and various modern styles including Art Deco, Neo Gothic, and Art Noveau.
Different Types Of Materials
The materials with which they can be created include wood, GRG, or glass fiber reinforced gypsum, GFRC or glass fiber reinforced cement, EPS or expanded polystyrene, FRP or fiberglass, and aluminum. The choice of material varies with the place, situation, budget, appearance, and functionality. Most often wood molding is preferred for interior applications and is an excellent choice for steak houses, casinos, and libraries. The stained wood material is an ideal choice for creating an inviting and deep feeling. Out of all materials, polyurethane is very famous as it lasts longer fighting termites, weather, and rot.
The less density of EPS makes it an ideal choice for customizing various parts avoiding tooling and carving as they can be fabricated in any design or shape. This material is also known as Faux Stone. GFRC, GRG, aluminum, and Fiberglass are known as commercial grades. Fiberglass is durable yet light in weight and does not require more structural support. Most of the government projects make use of GFRC material as it is strong and comes with zero combustibility rating. Aluminum is perfect for modern designs.
Crown Molding in larger spaces can be a challenging task. They look impressive only when they are completed in a professional manner without any gaps in between the joints. When it is done as a do-it-yourself project, care should be taken to use the right type of tools to make the work easy and at the same time perfect. Else the services can be outsourced.