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Crown Moulding Installation
Crown moulding can add a touch of elegance to a home or commercial building, but in order for it to look its greatest, it needs to be installed properly. The Reno Pros expertly install crown molding for our residential and commercial clients throughout the Toronto area.
Done correctly, crown moulding can appear stately or even opulent. If done incorrectly however, it can look amateur and even cheap – especially if measurements are even slightly off or if it is showing seams. It is important it is done correctly.
While an avid do it yourself may revel in the thought of installing their own crown moulding, there is good reason to hire an expert. The job can be awkward and time consuming for the novice and once it is installed, it can be difficult to hide mistakes. And having a contractor install your mouldings may be less expensive than you think.
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Types of Crown Moulding
Until recently, plaster mouldings were preferred by most homeowners for cornice mouldings. Unlike wood mouldings which could be unpredictable and expand and contract with changes is humidity or temperature, plaster mouldings were stable.
When medium density fibreboard (MDF) – an engineered wood – came on the scene homeowners started moving away from plaster to MDF when it came to baseboards and castings because of its greater stability. It is still not the always preferred material for cornice mouldings however as joints can still be visible if not installed correctly.
The Reno Pros team of crown mouldings installers prevent seams from showing by using brad nails in pairs at 45 degrees, this helps to ensure a strong hold without showing all the seems.
Using our high quality lumber supplies in Toronto, a wooden brace is then glued behind the seams, making the seams disappear when the back is braced to line up with the front.
The glue we use is specially formulated for MDF as opposed to regular wood glue which does not absorb well into MDF. The glue used must be one that can dry completely solid and not flexible as this can cause your moulding to slide over time.
The last step of the process is dab around any seams with caulking to ensure a tight fit followed by a light sanding. While mouldings come from the factory, painted white, we recommend finishing them with either an egg shell or flat latex paint as this will give you a more refined appearance.
The Reno Pros provide installation services for mouldings including wainscoting and cornices. This may be part of a larger renovation or as a separate service depending on your needs. We are dedicated to providing a top quality job that exceeds your expectations.
If you require crown moulding installation in the Toronto area, call us today to set up a free consultation.