Plaster cornices and mouldings provide an excellent addition to any home, complementing any style of décor and creating a professional, finished look to any room. From Art Deco cornices to Victorian cornices, plaster cornice profiles provide a huge variety of looks to suit any room or colour scheme, whilst decorative wall panels and other decorative plaster mouldings can add design variety in any situation.
However, there is a huge choice of plaster cornices and mouldings available on the market, and many people can end up little confused as to what products are and which will provide the best finish. In terms of decorative cornice products there are many variations available today, both in terms of material and manufacturing techniques. There are many places offering cornices and mouldings in a variety of materials, including polyurethane plastic and even polystyrene! Polystyrene has several disadvantages for use as a decorative moulding, mainly it always looks like polystyrene. Polyurethane plastics are often put forward as a best material to be used for decorative cornices and other mouldings, however although lightweight and often comes with a slight price advantage there are just as many disadvantages. From a longevity point of view the main one is the ability to repair it, plaster products can be repaired easily by mixing up more plaster adhesive, brushing it on fills any cracks, can smooth out any joins and makes maintenance simple. Maintaining plastic products is usually a matter of replacing them, in addition products made in this material lack the variety of profiles and designs available in plaster.
Plaster itself is a proven material with plaster cornices still in perfect condition after hundreds of years in use to be seen all over the world. However even here there are variations in plaster cornices and mouldings, with many products being produced via machine-based methods, and whilst retaining most of the benefits of plaster, lack the traditional finish and quality control that people who choose plaster are looking for. Anyone seeking the very best in decorative plaster products will be searching for handmade plaster products, it provides a higher quality product that is easy to maintain and allows a broad range of customisation and adjustment to suit any specific requirements when needed, for instance in a room with curved walls, allowing decorative plaster products to be used where nothing else would be possible.
Finding that handmade facility is not necessarily easy though, we are proud to say that everything we sell is handmade here on site, and one of the reasons our products are being purchased by people from ever further distances, including Dubai and Singapore, is that it is not only the very best way to make decorative plaster products but is increasingly hard to find.
Here at AllPlasta we make all our products in our own facility and are handmade in the traditional methods. Because of this we feel we have an advantage in terms of finish, quality and versatility that is unmatched in the industry. Although we do carry some stock majority of our orders are manufactured to suit, so you may have to wait a few days for your plaster cornices mouldings, but the quality will make it worthwhile.