Since the time of ancient Greece architects has special skill in using mouldings as a basic element of classic designs. These are simply projecting parts in a uniform which serve to decorate, reinforce or support woodwork, architectural and construction work in general profile. Its function complies with an ornamental need: make objects and buildings popping for your environment. You want your house has its own style and highlight its decorative features.
Types of mouldings:
Manufacturers have many mouldings of all types and sizes, and whose uses are also very large. These pieces give a different aesthetic look to any room similar to traditional air chambers and serve to refine the too rigid volumes. The most profiles used in DIY and woodworking are round or rod, cake, cornice, bar or square, table, window, door jamb, corner, skirting, pilaster, collar and half cane or reed.
The cornices - This name is known as the set of mouldings that form the top section of a building, room, stand, furniture, etc. They make a proper harmony between wall and ceiling, which brings a sense of remarkable finish. It consists of two very important materials gypsum and polyurethane, used for highlighting. Most non-professionals use the second option being less complicated than the plaster and also do not require the use of specific tools for installation or handling people.
Another type is premade concrete cornices, solve the construction of most of these ornamental elements at lower cost than those made manually on site. Once in place, there is no need maintenance. Its features are:
- Color – are produced in white and beige.
- Placement – as a freestanding piece is placed on brick or block. Their technique of U can be used as reinforcement, with the advantages that entails for saving time and material.
There are many inequalities between plaster and synthetic. The polyurethane plastic is lighter and stronger than plaster and installation is quick and easy, while clean and does not require many rehearsals. Still, for preferences are the colors, and many who are inclined to use the cast, especially the classic trends.