Why Should I Choose Extruded Polystyrene Moulding?

Why Should I Choose Extruded Polystyrene Moulding?

What is extruded polystyrene moulding?

Moulding, also called coving, is a decorative architectural feature for buildings. It can be fitted to the tops of walls, around doors and around windows. It can be used indoors or outside. There are various materials which are used to make mouldings, however, the most innovative, practical, and attractive material is extruded polystyrene.

Extruded Polystyrene is a solid plastic material that has a beautiful finish. The texture of extruded polystyrene is smooth and crisp; forming moulding that looks stunning in all areas of the home. It is white and can be painted so that it fits with any colour room. Furthermore, extruded polystyrene moulding comes in a variety of different styles to match any decorative style or period of home. Extruded Polystyrene is lightweight and easy to handle, making the job of installing moulding easy. Extruded Polystyrene is a smooth and dense polystyrene, very different to expanded polystyrene such as that used for packaging.

What are alternatives to extruded polystyrene moulding?

Plaster is the traditional moulding material. However, as technology has developed and plastics have been developed, plaster mouldings have decreased in comparative quality and finish. Plaster is very fragile so can break easily. It requires precise installation by a specialist, which can make it an expensive process. It is also heavy and can require more than one person to install.

Woods such as pine and oak have often been used for moulding because they add character to a room. However, all of these woods are expensive materials. Wood moulding can also cause issues because it can rot and mould if exposed to moisture.

What are the benefits of extruded polystyrene moulding?

1. Lightweight
Polystyrene is light and does not put great stress upon walls that it is fitted to. This makes it the perfect material for walls that cannot bear heavy weight, for example, a stud partition wall.

2. Durable
Extruded Polystyrene does not lose strength in damp conditions; meaning it is the perfect material for outdoor areas which will be exposed to rain, or kitchens and bathrooms where steam and water are present. Polystyrene does not degrade so it has a great longevity.

3. Easy Installation
Extruded Polystyrene moulding does not need to be installed by an expert, and only requires one person for the entire installation process. You can install it yourself using adhesives. This drastically lowers the cost and ease of installation compared to other moulding types.

4. 8Different Profile Options*
Extruded Polystyrene moulding can be shaped to a large variety of styles fit for a variety of purposes. There is interior moulding in standard, modern, and classic styles; alongside moulding which allows for the installation of hidden lighting features. The range is extensive and fit for everyone's taste. There is exterior moulding for window frames, heads and sills; alongside quoin and horizontal features to improve the appearance of a building's façade.

5. Financially Beneficial
Extruded Polystyrene is a non-expensive material; hence you will pay much less for it than other materials. You will be getting a premium product for a limited cost.

At Featherlite Moulding Ltd. we offer an extensive range of extruded polystyrene moulding which we constantly update to match our customers' changing demand. We can create bespoke designs specifically for you if our general designs are not what you are looking for. Our intentions are to guarantee complete customer satisfaction. For more information and to purchase visit