Cornices are often treated as a decorative afterthought or even ignored completely. However, with some thought, they can add style and elegance to a room in the home or even the exterior of the home.
Types of Cornices
There are a number of different types of cornices available, including plaster cornices, polystyrene cornices, and polyurethane cornices. When selecting which to use, you should look at factors such as budget, maintenance, longevity and the ease of installation. All types of cornices come in a range of profiles so that you can choose one to suit your home. Plaster cornices are the cheapest option. However, they are heavy, are easily broken, difficult to install, and not waterproof. Polystyrene cornices are cost effective, waterproof, and easily installed with a simple glue applicator. The patterns may not be as clear as with a polyurethane cornices and can be very costly.