What is the best crown molding material?
- Polyurethane crown molding. This crown molding material is slightly softer than wood, but it will not rot as easily as wood.
- PVC crown molding.
- Flex trim.
- Solid wood crown molding.
- MDF or medium-density fiberboard.
- Crown molding installation.
Also to know is, what are crown moldings made of?
Crown molding made of a composite—such as polyurethane foam, extruded polystyrene, vinyl, or PVC—is by far the easiest to install. These moldings, whose patterns are modeled after traditional plaster styles, are lightweight, flexible, and impervious to moisture and insects.
Secondly, is MDF crown molding any good? Medium-Density Fiberboard (MDF) crown molding can be used in rooms where trim is painted. MDF is a stable and low-cost alternative to solid wood. This leads to the cutting and installing posing the same challenges as solid wood. Additionally, MDF is easier to dent or nick.
Likewise, people ask, what type of Moulding is the most weather resistant?
This crown molding is resistant to weather, scratching and erosion, making it one of the most durable types of crown molding. However it is generally manufactured in white and will not hold paint or stain for a proper finishing.
What do you use for crown molding?
You could install crown molding using a miter box, handsaw and hammer. But we strongly recommend using a miter saw and brad nailer. These tools don't just make the work faster—they provide better results. A miter saw lets you shave paper-thin slices off moldings until the length is perfect.