Back to Blog

Moulding: Plenty of Options, but Only one Right Choice

Adding moulding to a room is the perfect accent to make the room ‘pop,’ and there are several styles to choose from. Crown, cornice, decorative, smooth and flat are just a few styles that can transform a room. Installing moulding can be difficult depending on the material being used, which is why it’s important to know your options when choosing the right moulding.

Wood

Wood moulding is a commonly used material, and while it is flexible and easy to paint, it has some serious problems attached to it. Wood is not moisture resistant, which means it will rot and mold if it sees too much water. Wood also changes along with the weather and it will shrink and swell depending on the moisture in the air. While it’s cheaper than other materials, it is a labor intensive product, as it could crack or split when drilling holes, plus the long-term maintenance can take its toll.

enter image description here

PVC

PVC is a common choice for bathrooms because it won’t warp and won’t rot; however, it lacks in personality. PVC doesn’t allow for ornate designs like other materials, and installing PVC can be difficult because the material is brittle and can break if holes aren’t pre-drilled. Additionally, it has a glossy finish that does not lend itself to being painted, therefore, your color choices are limited to usually white or tan.

enter image description here

Polyurethane

Easy to install, moisture and insect resistant, Fypon’s polyurethane mouldings are the low maintenance option for moulding. They come pre-primed and once installed, can be painted or stained to match any style. At Fypon, we offer a variety of styles of moulding to match any style home. The polyurethane makes the moulding lightweight and easy to cut, so install is not labor intensive, saving time and money.

enter image description here

Check out the mouldings Fypon has to offer here.