Our friend's at InsideOut featured a Q&A with Michelly Kelly - Porta's National Marketing Manager
What should you remember when choosing mouldings and cornices?
Think about whether you are going to paint or stain – this will help determine what type of timber you’ll need. If you’re staining, I’d recommend a hardwood, such as Tasmanian Oak. If you’re painting, a pre‑primed finger-jointed pine is a cost‑effective option.
What styles work best?
For more decorative schemes, you can build up a look using multiple mouldings. Keep to the scale of your room – typically, when choosing ceiling or skirting trim, the
larger and taller the room, the wider the moulding profile. Calculate the correct amount before going to buy your timber. Measure your room and add 10 to 15 per cent to allow for cutting and waste.
What sort of trends are we seeing?
Mouldings are great for people who are renovating period homes and want to keep true to the original feel. DIY‑ers who want to add some personality to their home are a force in the market, too.
Article courtesy of InsideOut - May/June 2014