An experienced carpenter can help you beautify your home with some minor construction projects, such as installing crown molding. While this is a common term, you may not know exactly what this type of molding will do for your home. This brief guide explains more about how crown molding can change a room’s appearance.
What Is Crown Molding?
Crown molding specifically refers to the trim that a carpenter adds to a ceiling. It conceals the small gap where the walls meet the ceiling. This provides a little more insulation and gives the room a cohesive look.
Additionally, crown molding is used for decorative purposes and comes in a broad range of styles. It’s common for older homes to have more elaborately hand-carved crown moldings. Modern trends include three-piece moldings that create a beveled appearance, or simple arched designs that just add dimension to the room.
What Materials Are Used?
In the past, plaster was used to create crown molding because the material could be poured into a mold to recreate the same pattern as many times as needed.
On the other hand, wood carvings were more difficult to craft in terms of exactly duplicating a pattern over and over. Wood is still sometimes preferred because it doesn’t experience the same degree of stress cracks that are common with plaster.
Today, more modern choices are possible through composite materials. PVC, vinyl, and polyurethane foam are all used to create elegantly designed moldings, which are easier to install and last the longest. They don’t crack as easily, and they won’t be affected by insect infestations, so they’re often the most durable.
An experienced carpenter can add a crown molding or help you make any other changes you envision for your home. Located in Deep River, CT, LaPlace and Eagan LLC is a member of the local Chamber of Commerce and belongs to the Building and Trades Association. The owner of the business and the manager for each project are on site every day to ensure it proceeds efficiently and to the owner’s high standard of quality. To learn more about the services they offer, visit their website. To discuss your project with them, call (860) 526-5429.