The 1850’s saw a boom in the popularity of mouldings thanks to the invention of planing machines which could produce mouldings off-site at a much lower cost. Suddenly, elaborate decorative mouldings were much more accessible, albeit still difficult and expensive to install. Still more than a century and a half away from the sophisticated, lightweight mouldings technology available today, people lucky enough to have crown mouldings in their homes had to deal with the arduous task of maintaining wood and plaster prone to environmental wear and tear.
In the late 1980s, medium density fibreboard (MDF) hit the scene. Though MDF mouldings are more lightweight than earlier forms, they have the unfortunate disadvantage of releasing free formaldehyde, a known carcinogen, and other toxic compounds for at least several months after manufacture. MDF mouldings are also sensitive to environmental stressors, exhibiting significant shrinkage in low humidity, as well as warping and cracking. Today, we find ourselves in a golden era of mouldings. Plaster Coated Styrofoam (PCS) mouldings, complete with our proprietary flexible coating, are leaps and bounds beyond anything that came before them. They are 100% non-toxic, lightweight, durable, virtually immune to differences in humidity, and easy to install yourself. Best of all, they are available at a fraction of the installation cost of traditional mouldings. There’s a reason mouldings have been a consistent architectural feature for thousands of years, and it’s never been easier to continue this proud tradition in your own home or workspace.
If you don’t have interior crown moulding or ceiling beams in your home, you may be missing out on a goldmine of decorative potential. High-quality interior products bring a touch of elegance and detail to any room—and thanks to today’s manufacturing technology, it has never been more accessible. If you consider gorgeous interior crown mouldings and beams for your home out of reach for reasons of cost or convenience, consider the following.
Interior moulding used to involve difficult installation and steep price tags. Traditionally, mouldings are made of wood, plaster, or medium density fiberboard (MDF). Despite wood’s sturdy reputation, custom wood mouldings are subject to all manner of perils, like flammability, rot, and warping with changes in humidity. Plaster mouldings are expensive and fragile during transportation and handling. Both wood and plaster require lengthy, messy professional installation. MDF tends to have a low-quality look and is prone to cracking at the joints. Fortunately, today’s homeowner can enjoy beautiful, luxurious interior mouldings and beams at a fraction of the traditional cost. Our product, developed and manufactured in Canada, are no less visually stunning than traditional options, but are reasonably priced and durable. They feature a proprietary flexible coating that virtually eliminates the risk of cracking joints and breakage during and after installation.
Some of our customers have asked us how we can afford to offer high-quality products at such affordable prices. We manufacture our own products and sell through an exclusive network of dedicated distributors. This gives us an incomparable degree of quality control, which is the company ethos at NovaCrown.
Our mouldings and beams are strong, flexible, lightweight, and easy to install. Take advantage of the design potential hidden in your ceilings, and the spaces where your walls meet them, with the convenience and affordability of modern interior mouldings and beams.