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Moulding is an Essential Component of any Home Adding a Finishing Touch to the Interior and Exterior Design

Moulding not only enhances the aesthetics but also provides protection to the walls and flooring against damage but with so many materials available for moulding and trim, it can be overwhelming to choose the right one for your home or project. See below for the different material options available for interior and exterior moulding and trim to help you make an informed decision.

  1. Wood: Wood is a classic choice for moulding and trim. It offers a warm, natural look and is available in a variety of species, such as Hemlock, Red Oak, Maple, Cherry, Poplar, Douglas Fir, and Pine. Wood can be painted or stained to match any interior design. However, wood is susceptible to moisture damage and can warp, crack, or rot over time. It is important to keep wood moulding and trim dry and well-maintained to avoid these issues. All our in-stock moulding profiles are available in different wood species upon request and subject to availability.
  2. MDF: Medium-density fibreboard (MDF) is a popular alternative to wood. It is made by compressing wood fibres with resin under high pressure and temperature. MDF is smooth and consistent and offered pre-primed making it easy to paint, and it’s more affordable than wood. MDF is not as durable as wood and can chip or dent if not handled properly. All MDF wood products available through Westcoast Moulding are TSCA Title VI compliant and compliant with CANFER including emission testing, certification, labelling and record keeping.
  3. Polyurethane: Polyurethane is a synthetic material that mimics the look of wood. It is lightweight, easy to install, and resistant to moisture and rot. Polyurethane moulding and trim are more durable than wood or MDF and less likely to chip or dent. Polyurethane is available in a variety of styles and finishes, making it a versatile option for any interior design. However, polyurethane can be more expensive than wood or MDF.
  4. PVC: Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is a plastic material popular for its durability and low maintenance and sold through Westcoast Moulding as Duraboard®. PVC moulding and trim are moisture-resistant, insect-resistant, and do not warp or rot—perfect anywhere moisture is an issue. PVC is also easy to install and can be painted or stained to match any interior design. PVC can be more expensive than other materials, and some people may not like the look of plastic moulding and trim.
  5. Flexible Mouldings: Every in-stock moulding profile we carry is available ‘flexible’ and perfect for round or coved walls, ceilings, and arches. Flex is a polyester resin-based product that can be installed with glue and pneumatic pin nailers. Great for interior and exterior applications. Contact us today to find out more about flexible mouldings.

There are many material options for moulding, and each has its advantages and disadvantages. It is important to consider your budget, maintenance requirements, and design preferences when choosing the right material for your home or project. At Westcoast Moulding & Millwork, we offer a wide selection of moulding and trim in materials and styles to meet your needs. Contact us today to learn more about moulding options.

WESTCOAST MOULDING & MILLWORK has the largest selection of interior and exterior in-stock Moulding Profiles, Flatstock, and Architectural Decorative Elements in Western Canada—Something for every style and budget. Shop Mouldings | Contact us Today! for more information.

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