Users' questions

What is decorative molding called?

What is decorative molding called?

Moulding (also spelled molding in the United States though usually not within the industry), also known as coving (United Kingdom, Australia), is a strip of material with various profiles used to cover transitions between surfaces or for decoration.

What are mouldings in architecture?

Molding, also spelled moulding, in architecture and the decorative arts, a defining, transitional, or terminal element that contours or outlines the edges and surfaces on a projection or cavity, such as a cornice, architrave, capital, arch, base, or jamb.

What are mouldings made of?

Traditionally, mouldings were carved in marble or stone, but today, they are also commonly made from timber, plaster and plastics. Mouldings come in a variety of shapes, profiles and forms.

What is molding on wall called?

Definition. Chair rail by definition is molding on an interior wall that is attached horizontally around the perimeter of a room. The term “chair rail” is said to have been coined by the Shakers who placed wood and pegs on the walls in order to hang chairs to clean the floor underneath.

What are the five orders of classical architecture?

The form of the capital is the most distinguishing characteristic of a particular order. There are five major orders: Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, Tuscan, and Composite. There are many separate elements that make up a complete column and entablature.

What is difference between Mould and pattern?

The shape is determined by the mold cavity, but something needs to shape the mold—that’s where the pattern comes in. Patterns are a model for the object to be cast. A pattern makes an impression on the mold, liquid metal is poured into the mold, and the metal solidifies in the shape of the original pattern.

What are the four types of molding?

Types of Molding Processes

  • Casting. Casting is a basic molding process as it requires the least amount of complex technology.
  • Injection Molding. Injection molding is used for creating high-quality three-dimensional objects, that can be commercially reproduced.
  • Blow Molding.
  • Compression Molding.
  • Rotational Molding.

What are the different types of moulding?

5 Types of Plastic Moulding. Services/

  • Extrusion Moulding. With extrusion moulding, hot melted plastic is pressed through a shaped hole to create a lengthy shaped plastic part.
  • Compression Moulding.
  • Blow Moulding.
  • Injection Moulding.
  • Rotational Moulding.
  • What are different casting processes?

    Traditional techniques include lost-wax casting (which may be further divided into centrifugal casting, and vacuum assist direct pour casting), plaster mold casting and sand casting. The modern casting process is subdivided into two main categories: expendable and non-expendable casting.

    What are the method of moulding?


    • Casting, the oldest term, covering a wide range of materials, especially metals.
    • Blow molding.
    • Powder metallurgy plus sintering.
    • Compression molding.
    • Extrusion molding.
    • Injection molding.
    • Laminating. Reaction injection molding.
    • Matrix molding.

    What kind of moulding to use on exterior of house?

    Cornice and crown mouldings provide a decorative touch that gives character and distinction to the exterior of your home or building. Our extensive collection of stock profiles includes both functional and decorative products.

    What kind of millwork does architectural elements use?

    We are a full service, factory direct supplier of synthetic architectural millwork products for interior and exterior applications. With the largest selection of Mouldings, Brackets and other decorative items available under one roof in the USA, we offer the most extensive line of synthetic millwork products available anywhere.

    What are the different types of architectural elements?

    Our Mouldings, Blocks, Brackets, Corbels and Structural Wood Brackets are available in thousands of profiles. We offer a wide selection of other decorative elements including Columns, Pilasters, Niches, Stair Brackets, Medallions, and much more.

    What makes architectural elements different from other roofing companies?

    With the largest selection of Mouldings, Brackets and other decorative items available under one roof in the USA, we offer the most extensive line of synthetic millwork products available anywhere. We Do Custom Too! What sets us apart is our ability to do any custom project, our personal service, and our attention to detail.