Patterned Crown Moulding
EliteTrim ® Crown Moulding - An Affordable Alternative to Plaster, Architecturally Richer Than Wood!
Cornice moulding, referred to as cove or crown moulding has graced cottages and castles alike for centuries. While plaster is the foundation of this decoration, it is not found in modern homes often due to the cost, difficulty and length of time for installation, and the amount of clean up afterward.
While plaster used to be your only way to go, you now have choices. With modern breakthroughs and modifications to tried and true applications "EliteTrim" is offered in MDF or Hardwood (Poplar, Oak, Maple or Cherry.) With the variety of finishes, decorative patterns and profiles, you can't go wrong. MDF is less likely to warp or expand due to the lack of grain and the cost is less than solid wood.
All MDF "EliteTrim" comes primed white so painting is a charm and the need for solid wood or even finger jointed pine is eliminated.
You put it up with a few brad nails, paint it and you are done. It is a wonderful edition where hardwood is not required.
Using a process which was adapted from the picture frame industry in Italy, we can now apply a pattern using wood paste to any wooden trim.
Allowing us to adapt Hardwood trims to be used for more architecturally rich rooms, where you might want something a little more than the MDF texture, especially where a stained finished is what you are trying to achieve.