At Decorative Ceiling Tiles, we are proud to offer a selection of crown molding options with something to delight everyone’s aesthetic tastes and preferences. Take a look at a few reasons why our online inventory is so popular with do-it-yourselfers who want to enhance their home or the walls of their commercial establishments.
What Is Crown Molding
Let’s start by defining what crown molding is and what it is often used for. Crown molding is a kind of cornice created out of decorative molding. It is typically installed on the top of an interior wall. It can also be used above doors, windows, pilasters, and cabinets to give the space a much more decorative touch.
Does Crown Molding Serve Any Function?
Now you might be wondering if crown molding is purely decorative or if it serves any kind of function. Well, originally, crown molding was installed for more practical reasons. It wasn’t until much later that it took on more of a decorative touch.
Trim and molding are often used to close gaps where the building materials came together. When building, you will find a space between the walls and where the ceiling intersects the walls. Pieces of wood would be placed to cover these gaps. The wood crown molding eventually became much more decorative and more intricate than just a wood piece.
Decorative crown molding also serves as a focal point of sorts. It is meant to draw the eye up in the space, making the ceiling feel higher. It can make an older home seem grand while hiding anything that may be distracting.
What Can Crown Molding Do for Your Space?
Here are a few benefits of using crown molding in your home or commercial space.
Sets the Tone of Any Room
Many people shop our selection of crown moldings because they want their wall décor to contribute to the tone of a room. For instance, someone may choose tin crown molding for the walls of a dining room. A shimmering tin crown molding featuring a unique design has the power to add an extra dose of elegance to a dining room of any size.
Another person may want to set a traditional tone in the décor of a bedroom by putting up foam crown molding. The molding may feature an intricately carved design that adds to the classic look of the space. Whether it’s tin or foam crown molding, this decorative addition can be the perfect finishing touch to any room’s décor.
Once shoppers choose the crown molding they want, we provide guidance on the installation process. For instance, we guide individuals on how to install foam crown molding. We make informative how-to videos readily available to customers.
Or, we can direct you to a professional in your area who is an expert at installing foam crown molding along with other types of molding. If you are unsure about the process or have a question, we are here to help. We want our customers to be happy with the look of their walls!
Adds Appeal to Any Space
Some of our customers buy our crown molding for their homes, while others want to decorate the walls of their restaurant or other commercial establishment. Either way, they love the attractive details of our crown molding. Foam or tin, our crown molding increases the visual appeal of any room.
How Do You Choose a Crown Molding Style?
When choosing the right crown molding for your next project, choose a molding that projects out onto the ceiling. This can save you some wall height. You don’t have to worry about matching your crown molding to your baseboards either if that isn’t the style you are going for. Instead, just make sure each has similar elements so you can create a cohesive look for the space.
The Difference Between Crown Molding and Trim
The difference between crown molding and trim really comes down to its placement. Casing trim, for example, is often placed around openings like windows and doors. Baseboards are used along the bottom of the walls, and crown molding is installed at the top near the ceiling.
How Is Crown Molding Attached?
One of the easiest ways to go about a crown molding installation is using a plywood backer board installed on a top plate. This is the horizontal frame that is found above the wall stud. You can then nail the crown molding to any point along the wall. An outside crown molding corner is usually attached with a brad nailer and one-inch brad nails with glue.
Quick Crown Molding Installation Tips
If you are looking for an easy and inexpensive way to add more visual interest to a space, then a crown molding installation is the way to go. All you need are a few basic tools and some basic carpentry skills, and you can easily upgrade your space with crown molding.
When installing crown molding, you can use wood glue to hold the pieces in place and then nail them in or provide more security with thinner nails or finish nails. When using glue for any crown molding installation, make sure it is material-specific glue, and it is made for the crown molding type you have chosen.
If you want to paint your crown molding, you should do so before installing. Prime your crown molding before you paint it. Apply the finish you have chosen to all sides, including the back, because this can help prevent any warping.
What Are the Current Trends in Crown Molding?
With so many trends in crown molding, it can be hard to keep up. People like to experiment with different materials to achieve different styles in their homes or commercial space. Right now, a trend is thin crown molding. Thin crown molding doesn’t overwhelm the space but still serves its function and is aesthetic.
Decorative crown molding is also used to create geometric symmetry and intricate line work around bookshelves and kitchen cabinets. When used in combination with the right light fixtures, you can highlight the crown molding and all its wonderful detail.
Crown Molding Cost
Because there are many crown molding options available, it can be hard to nail down an estimated crown molding cost. Composite crown molding is one of the more affordable options available, while the cost of wood crown molding varies drastically.
Plaster will be one of the more expensive options because of the detail that this crown molding choice often has.
When you choose to have a professional install your new crown molding, you may pay between $4 and $15 per linear foot. This cost includes the materials and labor.
One room alone can cost upwards of $800, while entire house installations can go up into the thousands. If you are handy, you can save on installation costs and do the crown molding yourself as a DIY project.
Be sure to take note of the diagram shown with each of our crown molding designs. These diagrams provide the exact dimensions of each of our products so shoppers can choose the perfect crown molding for their walls.