If you look around your house right now, you will notice that there are profiles around the house. It is true. You can see cornice all around the house. Of course, in your opinion, these cornices are not very important in the home and in the interior decoration of the house, but in the opinion of many designers and architects, these cornices are one of the most important parts of the interior decoration of every house. You yourself will realize the importance of these profiles at the end of this article. Today, in this article, we are going to examine the types of cornices, their specifications and quality. So follow us to the end of the article.
What is a cornice?
Cornices are profiles that are placed in the lower part of the walls. At first, it seems that this material is used for the beauty of interior decoration, but it is not so. In fact, cornices are also resistant to impact and moisture. They also have the ability to cover the seams in the lower part of the wall. Of course, these products are made of different materials such as wood, plastic, MDF, PVC, etc., which we will discuss further so that you can make the best choice by checking each model along with the quality and price. So don’t miss the next parts of the article.
Types of cornices
Wooden cornices have many advantages and disadvantages. First of all, you should know that, as the name suggests, wooden cornices are made of natural wood. From the point of view of some, wooden cornices are unpopular profiles. Because they have a very high price and do not have a high ability against moisture. On the other side, some people consider this material to be the best in the market and are willing to pay any price for it. If we want to have a general look at wooden cornices, it is better to use wood such as walnut, cherry, oak, etc. in making these cornices. Also, these wooden profiles are able to inject a classic atmosphere to the house.
Now it’s time to review one of the most popular and widely used types of cornices. As you know, MDF is a type of industrial and resistant wood that has always been economical. Of course, you should know that it is affordable considering the quality of the services it provides. This model has a high ability to resist blows. It also has the ability to prevent the penetration of water and humidity. Nowadays, many people use resin and PVC as a coating on MDF to make it resistant to scratches. This type of cornice is generally used in modern and minimal decorations.
This model of cornices is made of polyvinyl chloride or PVC for short. Earlier, in an article titled what is PVC and what are its uses, we have examined this synthetic material in more detail. But PVC skirting boards are generally used in areas where there is high humidity. It is very useful to use this type of cornice in the kitchen and bathroom. Also, due to their malleability, different shapes, designs and colors can be implemented on them so that they can be used in different decoration styles.
Like the previous cases, ceramic cornices are among the most popular cornices. It is worth noting that these profiles are very expensive. But considering the high quality they offer, they are worth the cost. These profiles have high resistance against water, humidity and impact. Marble and granite are among the most popular and widely used ceramic cornices.
It can be said that at the beginning of the use of cornices in the decoration industry, stone cornices were used the most and over time, other materials came to the market. Generally, marble and travertine stones are used in the construction of these cornices. Of course, in the construction of natural stone cornices. However, stone powder is used in the construction of artificial stone cornices. This type of profile shows high resistance against moisture and impact. The price of this category of cornices is different according to the type of stone and whether it is artificial or natural.
One of the fastest and most economical ways to implement beautiful cornices with various designs is to buy and implement plastic cornices. These types of profiles are produced in different colors and designs such as wooden and ceramic, and they have good resistance against decay and moisture. But you can’t expect high resistance from them against impact.
Cornice selection criteria
Different factors should be considered in the selection, purchase and execution of the cornice. The first and most important factor is weather conditions. If you live in an environment with high humidity, it is better to use plastic, ceramic, PVC and MDF baseboards. Otherwise, you can use all kinds of cornices. Another factor that should be considered is the style of the environment decoration. For example, you cannot use the cornice, which is used in classic and royal decoration style, in modern and minimal styles. But another important factor is the condition of the people in the environment. For example, in an environment where there is a lot of traffic and there is a possibility of hitting the baseboard, it is better to use resistant baseboards.
Advantages of cornice
As we said before, cornices have other uses in addition to improving interior decoration. Impact resistance to the lower parts of the wall is one of the most important applications of these profiles. Blows such as hammer blows or vacuum cleaners. Another advantage of these profiles is resistance to water and humidity. This issue prevents water from penetrating the building body and does not cause yellowing of the wall and ultimately compensable damage to the wall. Another use of cornices is to pass wires that are not passed through the wall. By covering the wires, both they are protected and the ugliness of the wall is prevented.
Thank you for your cooperation with us in this article. As you have seen, today and in this article, we examined the types of cornices, their characteristics and their quality. We also guided you so that you can make the best choice according to the meter and different criteria, including weather conditions, budget, human conditions, etc. We hope this article was useful for us. Ohaddeco Group, the manufacturer of all kinds of cornices, is ready to help you design and implement the best and most suitable cornices with the help of its professionals. You can contact our experts and consultants for more information and free consultation.