Have you ever stepped into a nice home and stood in awe at the finished edges all around you? Moulding is one of those items in a home that give a luxurious and finished feel in every room. Upon closer investigation, you might start to wonder how a homeowner was able to get beautiful trim on curved archways or windows. The simple answer to that is flex moulding in AZ. How It’s Used Flex moulding is a flexible trim option to give nearly any edge in your home a completely finished or polished look. Trim can be made of many different types of materials, including wood and resin. While wood looks beautiful and straight, sometimes the edges of your home are not as straight as they ought to be for the use of such trim. Flexible trim can be molded to the shape of your edge. This still creates a straight-edged look, even though the trim is able to flex to the angle of the edge. Advantages to Flexible Moulding Flexible trim is perfect for use in areas of your home that have a curved radius or non-straight edge. Archways, pillars, windows, and more can benefit from flexible trim. If you’re hoping to achieve a desired color or appearance, this type of trim can also be painted. If you still wanted a wood-like appearance to your curved edges, you can still achieve that with a paint job. In addition, this type of trim is easy to install, which simplifies that job for you. Give Your Home a Polished Look In the end, flex moulding in AZ gives every area of your home the professional polished look that you desire. It doesn’t matter if it’s an odd curve in the corner of the room, an artistic window, trim around some lighting, or a decorative ceiling; flexible trim provides all kinds of possibilities to every room in your home. Ask your contractor or manufacturer about your trim options today. To learn more about flex moulding in AZ, call Volterra Architectural Products at 602.258.7373 today.
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The Many Benefits and Diverse Applications of Volterra Flex™ Moulding and Trim
Homeowners generally find traditional stiff moulding to be the easiest and most straightforward type of trim to install. It can be used for most straight edges, including the joints of walls and ceilings, baseboard separators, and window trim. However, there are several places in the home that are excellent candidates for moulding, but do not have straight edges or surfaces. For these applications, flexible trim moulding is an excellent solution. Volterra Flex™ is a bendable resin moulding that is sturdy enough to maintain straight lines, but flexible enough to fit any curves in your home.
Flex Trim Composition
Volterra Flex™ is made of a urethane composite material designed for both strength and flexibility. In all but very tight radius applications, trim made of this material can be installed without pre-curving. If you’re looking for flexible moulding that is lightweight, simple to install and easy to clean, Volterra Flex™ is the right product for you. It can also be painted or stained to match nearly any hardwood moulding profile and will integrate seamlessly with existing natural moulding and millwork in your home.
Benefits of Volterra Flex™
Flexible trim moulding from Volterra offers many advantages over traditional hardwood moulding. In addition to having unlimited applications for curved surfaces in your home, it also offers the following benefits:
- It can be used for interior or exterior applications
- It won’t absorb moisture when used with a paint or gel stain and sealant
- It can be cut just like real wood
- It is easy to install
- It is easy to clean
- It can be stained or painted to match any hardwood moulding
- It won’t split or crack when exposed to extreme temperatures
Volterra Flex™ moulding can be applied on nearly any curved surface inside or outside your home. The most common applications Include:
- Door and Window Arches: Many homeowners feel that the most dramatic use of trim is along architectural arches. For these applications, designers can choose from flex brick mold, flex back band, and other styles.
- Curved Stairwells and Curved Walls: Another dramatic use of flex trim moulding is for curved stairwells, curved walls, round columns, curved shelves, and boxes on curved walls. For these areas, homeowners can choose flex base cap, flex base shoe, flex chair rail, or other styles of moulding.
No matter where you install it, Volterra Flex™ lends an elegant and professional looking finish to any room. Call 602.258.7373 today to learn more about the wide selection of flexible trim moulding products available at Volterra.
Elegant and Affordable Interior Window Trim Ideas
Interior trim and moulding are a beautiful way to personalize and highlight architectural features in your home. With so many options to choose from—ranging from simple window casings to ornate trim options—any design or look can be achieved. While many interior moulding selections may come with a high price tag, there are some beautiful and affordable options as well. Here are some economical interior window trim ideas to consider.
Simple Plank Window Casings
One elegant, yet affordable window trim option is a simple faux wood casing around the window. Each piece of the casing—the top, bottom, apron, and side pieces—has clean lines and gives a subtle polished look to the window. With more of a modern feel, these simple wood casings can dress up window with dimension and interest. The casings can be painted or stained to match or accent any space.
Another way to achieve the updated look of interior window trim without breaking the bank is to use a medium-density fiberboard material for the casing. This fiberboard is an engineered wood material that is composed of wood fibers, wax and resin (which helps bind the material together). The material is then formed into planks under heat and pressure. This process creates a strong and dense material perfect for trim work. While the look of this product is high-end, the price is very reasonable. This is a great option for those looking for a lower cost option in window trim.
Window Trim to Beautify Any Home
Moulding and millwork are architectural accessories for homes. They are a great way to personalize your home and highlight architectural focal points in your interior space. While many think that interior window moulding is expensive, there are some more affordable options like a simple faux wood casing or an MDF product trim. The high style, low cost selections can make a big statement. With so many options, interior trim is a home upgrade that everyone can enjoy. Call 602.258.7373 today for details about the wide selection of interior window trim available at Volterra Architectural Products.
Benefits of Flexible Moulding
As a home owner, there are many ways to upgrade finishes to increase the value of your home. One of the easiest ways to do this is to install interior moulding, which can make any space look more polished and appealing. While you may think that moulding can only be installed on straight walls and architectural features, flexible moulding products make applying trim around arched windows, doors, ceilings and curved walls a cinch. Here are three benefits to choosing a trim that molds to the shape of your home.
- Flexibility Although this is an obvious benefit, the advantages of flexibility are far reaching. If you have a curved window or doorway, a radius wall, a curved mantle, or any other non-straight surface in your home, a bendable trim product allows you to easily finish these areas.
- Wide Selection The options for this type of moulding are endless! There are so many size, shape, style, and color selections available, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the selection you have to choose from. This type of moulding is available in chair rail, casing and baseboard trim, and there are a wide variety of crown molding options, as well. You can achieve any one of an endless number of truly custom looks with this remarkable product.
- Durability Flexile trim is extremely durable. While it is stiff enough to maintain straight lines, it is also flexible enough to accommodate most curves. It can be painted or stained to achieve any look. It can be sanded, cut, and nailed into just as real wood can. It can be used indoors or outdoors, and unlike real wood moulding, it is impervious to moisture, heat and cold.
Choosing flexible moulding is a great way to give all areas of your home the polished and upgraded look of trim. Whether installed around a curved wall, window or doorway, this bendable product can enable you to carry your trim throughout your home. It can also suit any design concept or look as it comes in thousands of color and style options. Not only is flexible trim stunning, it is also durable and long lasting. Call 602.258.7373 now for more information about the benefits of flexible moulding from Volterra Architectural Products.
The Six Major Window Trim Design Styles
Window trim is a term used to describe a wide range of decorative elements that surround a window casing. It can be applied on the interior or exterior of the window, designed to blend in or stand out, depending on the style of the home. Volterra Architectural Products provides a variety of moulding and millwork options to help you create the perfect window trim! If you are unfamiliar with window trim design, it might help to gain an understanding of the four common design styles used in window trim today.
Ranch Style Window Trim Design
To begin, there are ranch-style window trim designs. If you are familiar with ranch houses, then you are probably familiar with the plain window trim that tends to accompany them. Ranch-style trim is usually very plain and simple, giving it clean lines.
In general, ranch trim is thin and provides only a small frame around the windows to make them stand out. It can be painted to match the rest of the trim on the exterior of a house, but often it is painted white. For modern homes, Ranch style window trim is a good choice.
Craftsman Style Trim
Next up is craftsman-style trim, usually found on Craftsman-style houses, but sometimes seen in other home styles as well. Craftsman-style trim is similar to ranch-style trim because it tends to have a low profile and only a few simple accents. This style is characterized by clean lines, flat profiles, and simple details.
Craftsman-style window trim typically features a flat header with a projecting sill and tapered or squared-off vertical side pieces. For instance, a small amount of layering or texture added around the outer edge of the trim is common. If you happen to own a Craftsman house, this design style will be a natural fit for your existing windows.
Colonial Style Trim
Colonial-style trim has remained popular across generations. It features a more dynamic appearance with texture, depth, and added layering and height. Colonial-style window trim is typically more ornate and decorative, featuring a pediment above the window and curved or angled side pieces.
Colonial-style trim is found in Colonial-era homes, giving them their stately look, but has also been brought into many modern homes to add a classic flair. The trim is often painted white or another light color and may include molding or other decorative details.
Provincial Style Window Trim Design
Provincial-style trim is also available. Provincial style is most noted for its European roots, but it is often found in country homes and plantation-style houses. Provincial style trim relies heavily on depth and accents to make a bold visual impact.
Modern Style Trim
Modern-style window trim features clean, sleek lines and minimalist details. The trim is typically painted in a neutral color and may be made from polyurethane, metal, wood, or other materials.
Rustic Style Trim
Rustic-style window trim is characterized by its use of natural materials and earthy colors. The trim may feature rough-hewn wood or stone detailing, and may include elements such as wrought iron accents or decorative carvings.
As you decide what kind of window trim design to use for your home, take some time to research the architectural style of your home as well as common trim styles. You should be able to match your trim to the style of your home to create a unified look throughout your house. To learn more about different trim styles and profiles, contact us at Volterra Architectural Products today!
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Quick and Easy Remodeling Projects
Starting a remodeling project doesn’t mean spending several weeks without access to your kitchen. In fact, some of the most notable and effective remodeling projects can be completed quickly and easily in just a few hours. Here, we’ve put together a list of simple remodeling projects that are perfect for any level of handy skills, so you won’t have to feel intimidated by the task or the tools.
Change Up Your Closets
Closet space is a major selling point in any home, but it also needs to be personalized to you. Fortunately, there are several easy remodeling projects that you can take on in your closet to make it more accessible and more organized, as well as giving it a fresh new look. For instance, get rid of your ugly old closet doors and replace them with a modern barn door look. This can be done with some wood planks and trim pieces, along with a few dollars worth of hardware. Alternatively, you can make your whole room look bigger by hanging long mirrors on your closet doors, and then framing them with some simple trim painted to match your room’s decor.
Beautify Your Bathrooms
Before you start worrying about plumbing, consider some of the easy ways you can accent your bathroom without having to do a major overhaul. For instance, changing out your bland bathroom mirror to a more modern mirror and adding beautiful trim to finish it out and blend it into your counter space. In addition, adding some wainscoting with trim across the top can give you a bright two-tone look that will make your bathroom feel more open. If your bathroom cabinets are out of date, consider how a fresh coat of paint and a few pieces of panel moulding could modify the look. If you’re looking for something else to do, you can also use wainscoting and trim to create a gorgeous backsplash behind your bathroom vanity, making it easy to clean and resistant to stains and mold. There are plenty of other quick and easy remodeling projects that can be done in any house, but these bathroom and closet projects are a great place to get started. To learn more about trim and wood products for your next project, contact Volterra today. We have a wide range of planks and trim styles available for you to order directly to your door. We’d be happy to help you find exactly what you’re looking for to complete your room.]]>
Interior Wood Trim: Paint or Stain?
To paint or to stain? That is the question that many homeowners ask when deciding what to do with their interior wood trim. Both paint and stain are popular for different reasons, so the end decision will really depend on what you want the finished product to look like and what type of materials you are working with. Here’s an overview of what you need to know before you decide on paint or stain for your wood trim.
What Kind of Wood Trim Do You Have?
To the novice eye, discerning the quality of wood trim in your home might be difficult, but there are a few things you should consider. Wood trim that is made for stain is usually of much higher quality than other trim products. This means that it is free of knots and defects that might ruin the look, and it has a strong grain pattern that will be enhanced once the stain color is added. If your trim is already painted, and you want to switch to stain, you may need to sand down a section of the trim to determine whether the wood underneath is a good fit for stain in the first place.
What Is Your Desired Outcome?
Dark stained wood trim has long been the look of classic grandeur. The dark stain adds a warm feel to any room, and helps call out the authenticity of the wood work that went into building your home. By contrast, more modern homes tend to rely on plain white or cream painted trim because it is clean and bright, adding a bit of contrast to colorful walls. We can’t say that one is better than the other, but when you see the two options side by side, it should become clear which one will be a good fit for your home.
Mix and Match?
For those who are inclined to take a walk on the wild side, mixing stained and painted trim in the same home, and even the same room, is an option. For instance, applying painted trim along the ceilings while leaving the stained trim along the baseboards, especially in rooms with matching hardwood. Or you can always update your baseboards and crown moulding with paint, while leaving accent trim around your windows and doors stained to match the original look of the doors. Whatever you decide to do, the most important thing is to make sure that you are working with quality wood trim that can handle the paint or stain you choose. To learn more, visit Volterra’s online gallery and see some of our beautiful finished trim products today.]]>
Dining Room Trim Ideas
The dining room is one place where you want everyone in your home to come together. It is likely the place that you invite your guests into, and spend much of your time as a family. The problem is that dining rooms are often crowded with large tables, plenty of chairs, and china cabinets or other sideboards for storage. With all of this furniture in the space, it’s important that the dining room is decorated and trimmed in such a way that makes the room appear larger than life. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Break Up Blank Walls
One easy way to change up your dining room and add dimension is by splitting your walls into two separate sections. This creates the illusion of more space. You can do this with the addition of a simple chair rail, or you can go for something more sophisticated with panel moulding or wainscoting on the bottom half. By making the bottom half of the wall a light color and the top half an accent color, you expand your space visually.
Make Doors and Windows More Inviting
Another useful tip is adding door and window trim that makes your entryways look larger. White trim around your doors and windows is easy to install and it doesn’t have to be fancy to have the intended effect. However, you can really make your doors pop by adding a layered header that stretches a few inches up the wall above the opening. This makes the window or door look taller than it really is, and adds to the lightness of the room.
Dress Up the Ceiling
Many dining rooms feature a decorative lighting fixture of some kind, often a chandelier. You can improve upon this look by adding more depth to your ceiling with wooden beams or flexible moulding. Faux wood beams can be used to frame out a part of your ceiling, creating two different ceiling heights and adding visual interest that draws the eyes upward. When framing a chandelier, the finished look is quite extraordinary. These are just a few of the ways you can turn your bland dining room into a wonderful gathering place that speaks to your personal style. To learn more about faux wood beams and other trim products, visit Volterra online and check out our new online store where you can shop and have your next home improvement project underway in no time!]]>
Quick and Easy Foyer Design Ideas
<![CDATA[Your foyer plays an important part in welcoming guests to your home and creating a first impression, but it must also serve a functional purpose during your day to day life. Designing a beautiful foyer that makes your life simpler doesn’t have to be complicated. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Less is MoreYou don’t want your foyer to look like a dumping ground for bags, shoes, and coats at the end of the day. Instead, adding some lowkey storage to your foyer can help keep things clean and presents an image of everything having a proper place. You can do this with a simple coat rack, a small shoe rack or even a miniature desk with a tray on top for keys and phones.
Proper LightingAnother pitfall of many foyer designs is the lighting. Dark foyers without proper lighting make it hard for people to navigate the narrow space. Instead, stick to light colors and make sure that you have plenty of bright light so that everyone can see where they are going and where to put their things.
Add DramaEven with light colored walls, you can add drama to your foyer with the right trim selections. Dark colored trim that leads visitors through your house is a great choice. Dark trim looks great against the light backdrop and you can even find matching partial trusses or accents to create a uniform look from top to bottom. In addition, using colored trim to frame pictures or artwork in your foyer makes a bold impression. Don’t let your foyer suffer from dingy lighting and cluttered furniture. Instead, open things up with light colors, and use your trim to effectively tie your foyer into the rest of your home’s decor. To see a gallery of brilliant foyer design ideas, visit Volterra online and check out our gallery.]]>
How to Save on Your Kitchen Remodel
<![CDATA[Kitchen remodels can easily run into the tens of thousands of dollars if you are doing a complete overhaul. However, not every kitchen needs a complete remodel. In fact, there are many ways to save money on a kitchen remodel when you invest in a few small items that will make the biggest impact. Here are a few tips.