Every week we create an email broadcast, generally focussed on one area of the business or one specific product, and this week we were highlighting our range of Masons Small Pine Mouldings (you can check out the email newsletter here and if you like it you can even sign up to receive it weekly here). So why are we highlighting these specific products?
So many of our customers are in the “don’t move, improve” sector and are either members of the relevant trades, assisting people with their home improvements, or they’re members of the public wholeheartedly throwing themselves into their DIY projects. When you’ve taken the time to redecorate a room, or paid to have the room redecorated, we feel that the addition of trim and mouldings gives the perfect finishing touch to the room and just adds that little something extra.
Mouldings add depth and character to walls, but also hold a functional role of covering unsightly joints. Cornicing or coving conveniently hides the juncture between the walls and ceiling, skirting not only covers the join between the walls and floor but also helps to protect plaster walls from impact and dado rails serve the same purpose but protect the walls from furniture being to aggressively pushed back.
It’s by no means a huge extra expense to add on to the budget and with careful cutting and measuring it’s something that even relatively novice DIY’ers should be able to install. The pine moulding paint up extremely well and put the sparkle into your windows, doorways and ceilings.
There are a wide range of special use mouldings however, primarily, mouldings are divided into three categories – ceiling mouldings for the area between the ceiling and the wall, base mouldings for the join between the wall and the floor and finally, door & window mouldings to be positioned where the door or the window meets the wall. Pine mouldings are one of the most commonly used, as they are in expensive and easy to work with, however hardwoods such as oak, mahogany, walnut and birch are also used particularly in period properties. A large part of the appeal of purchasing an old property is often the original features and those taking on these renovation projects often have the task of repairing or replacing some of the features, such as cornicing, ceiling roses, skirting, dado and picture rails.
If you need any help or advice on what to purchase for your property or the job you are working on, then don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Forestrall, either by email on email@example.com or by phone on 01474 444150.
You can read more from us in our timber blog here.