Ure­thane wood­grain prod­ucts have ad­van­tages

The Telegram (St. John’s) - Home Buyers' Guide - - METRO REGION -

Side-by-side it's hard to tell the dif­fer­ence be­tween real wood mould­ings and ure­thane wood­grain mould­ings. How­ever, over the long term itʼs easy: man­u­fac­tur­ers claim ure­thane prod­ucts re­sist warp­ing, rot­ting and in­sect in­fes­ta­tions, so they hold up longer and bet­ter than real wood mould­ings. "In our wood­grain pieces the mold is cast from pieces of real wood to achieve au­then­tic wood grain pat­terns and the unique char­ac­ter­is­tics inherent to each piece," says Crys­tal Ro­driguez with­one noted North Amer­i­can man­u­fac­turer. "Cou­pled with the prod­uct's low-main­te­nance aspects, th­ese fea­tures make ure- thane wood­grain mould­ings ap­peal­ing to home­own­ers and build­ing in­dus­try pro­fes­sion­als." In ad­di­tion to mould­ings, man­u­fac­tur­ers of­fer wood­grain prod­ucts in frieze boards, lou­vers and dec­o­ra­tive mill­work, such as brack­ets and cor­bels. The wood­grain af­fords home­own­ers the look of real wood both in­side and out­side the home while elim­i­nat­ing the main­te­nance has­sles of real wood. "Whether you're adding a func­tional lou­ver to the out­side of a home or a miter­less crown mould­ing sys­tem to the in­side, wood­grain ure­thane prod­ucts are ideal-

ly suited for all types of projects," says Ro­driguez. Wood­grain mill­work gen­er­ally come with a neu­tral coloured primer coat that ac­cepts both non-pen­e­trat­ing stain and paint in any colour. Un­like wood, the ure­thane pieces re­quire no sand­ing in be­tween coats or seal­ing of the pieces when the fi­nal look is achieved. Most im­por­tantly, the prod­ucts do not de­te­ri­o­rate un­der high tem­per­a­tures or hu­mid­ity, freez­ing tem­per­a­tures or salt air. They are said to be ideally suited for bath­rooms and kitchens in­side the home, and for all ar­eas on the ex­te­rior of res­i­den­tial and com­mer­cial projects.

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