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Architectural mouldings can give a different look to a room, and are quite often used to add interest to a space. Mouldings give a majestic look to a room and they add to tone to a room, by bringing the walls and ceilings together. Mouldings require to be cast or worked into the various designs and shapes envisaged by designers, and thus use materials like Plaster of Paris, wood, high density polyurethane, glass reinforced cement and gypsum or with the use of moulded fibreglass combined with plastic.
A very desirable property in materials is strength, mould ability and malleability. Fibreglass in combination with plastic has all these properties and has the added advantage that it has a very small density and hence is light in weight. It also never gets corroded or rusted and is thus very easy to maintain. These mouldings are made from a combination of fibreglass that is used as reinforcement for the plastic material to which it is added. It is possible to mould the plastic and fibreglass into shapes and designs that are required for fibreglass mouldings by the decorator or architect of a living space. The light weight makes it very easy to fix to junctions of walls and ceilings by simple fasteners or even by good adhesives. It is very easy to produce such mouldings in the required lengths and possible to make joints that will be almost invisible. Once the walls and fibreglass mouldings are painted over, such joints will never be seen, in fact anything that needs to be hidden can be, even flow meters or water pipes.
Fibreglass mouldings or crown mouldings are installed on the top of a wall just below the ceiling. The size of these mouldings has to be such that they do not look to intrusive or incongruous and fit well into any interior decor decided by a designer. The height of a room plays a large part in deciding the right size for such crown mouldings. Where heights are 7 feet, such mouldings are best restricted to a maximum size of three inches. Quite often such crown mouldings are used along with thin trim to create various designs or spaces on walls, and can also be easily made from fibreglass plastic or FRP. It is also possible to use the fibreglass mouldings to cover up wiring for lights, speakers or other equipment. Provision has to be made during the casting of the moulds to create the required space for such wires.
It is not uncommon to see such fibreglass mouldings used as trim on cabinets and wall wainscotings. They add elegance to the item and give it a very regal look. It is also not unusual to see such mouldings being used around windows and are made similar to the mouldings used at ceiling level. This gives the interiors a homogeneous appearance, which makes for a statement of style. Repeating this trim on wooden doors further helps to accentuate the chosen design, as something unique. Fibreglass mouldings can also be used on external walls and on porches and other exposed spaces, as the material is immune to the normal effects of weather, whether it is rain or sun.