Molding, or moulding (Commonwealth), also known as coving (UK, Australia), is a strip of material with various profiles used to cover transitions between surfaces or for decoration. It is traditionally made from solid milled wood or plaster, but may be made from plastic or reformed wood. In classical architecture and sculpture, the molding is often carved in marble or other stones.
A "sprung" molding has bevelled edges that allow mounting between two non-parallel planes (such as a wall and a ceiling), with an open space behind the molding. Other types of molding are referred to as "plain".
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At their simplest, moldings are a means of applying light- and dark-shaded stripes to a structural objects without having to change the material or apply pigments. The contrast of dark and light areas gives definition to the object.
Imagine the vertical surface of a wall lit by sunlight at an angle of about 45 degrees above the wall. Adding a small overhanging horizontal molding to the surface of the wall will introduce a dark horizontal shadow below the molding, which in consequence is called a fillet molding. Adding a vertical fillet to a horizontal surface will create a light vertical shadow. Graded shadows are possible by using moldings in different shapes: the concave cavetto molding produces a horizontal shadow that is darker at the top and lighter at the bottom; an ovolo (convex) molding makes a shadow that is lighter at the top and darker at the bottom. Other varieties of concave molding are the scotia and congé and other convex moldings the echinus, the torus and the astragal.
Placing an ovolo directly above a cavetto forms a smooth s-shaped curve with vertical ends that is called an ogee or cyma reversa molding. Its shadow appears as a band light at the top and bottom but dark in the interior. Similarly, a cavetto above an ovolo forms an s with horizontal ends, called a cyma or cyma recta. Its shadow shows two dark bands with a light interior.
Together the basic elements and their variants form a decorative vocabulary that can be assembled and rearranged in endless combinations. This vocabulary is at the core of both classical architecture and Gothic architecture.
Decorative moldings have been made of wood, stone and cement. Recently moldings made of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) as a core with a cement-based protective coating have become popular. These moldings have environmental, health and safety concerns that were investigated by Doroudiani et al.1
stucco home Manufacturing
Domestic stucco may have different sizes and shapes. Therefore stucco having a large size can be ordered in companies involved in-maker ornamental cornices and ornaments. Plans for its implementation and the insertion should be prepared even during the construction of the house, and thus will be able to proceed with its implementation immediately after leaving the house construction team. As a result, it will also be well matched to the color of the walls and the general expression of specific rooms. While smaller stucco elements can be ordered based on the list sold by the company goods. This allows home owners themselves can also decorate it at any time.
Execution of stucco in dwellings
The apartments are flats having different sizes. For sale they are available after both studios and flats four-room. Therefore, how to perform residential stucco needs to be adapted to the size of individual rooms, their amount and how to set them furniture. However, most often the stucco housing is included in the guest rooms, kitchens and floors and ceilings corridor. To implement it may be used various elements that remained in the apartment after previously performed finishing work or repair. Plaster can also be done with new materials, purchased at the request of owners of the apartment.