FAQ

 

HAVE THE MOULDINGS GOT A FIRE CERTIFICATE OR REGULATIONS?
Coving or mouldings within the home are regarded as decorative rather than part of the building structure and therefore are not subjected to the normal fire regulations.
If a fire does breakout within the home, the mouldings will melt but will not add to the fire.

For commercial buildings or if there is a chance that the mouldings will come into contact with an open flame or temperatures above 350 Celsius we recommend that a flame retardant paint be applied.

WHAT KIND OF PREPARATION SHOULD BE DONE AND CAN ANY TYPE OF PAINT BE USED?
All our products come pre primed for you, therefore this removes one job for you and makes installation easier.

Acrylic paints are the best to use as they have some elasticity in them and this will be a benefit is there is any movement between the coving and wall or ceiling.
Emulsion paints can be used but if the movement between the coving and wall or ceiling occur, small cracks in the paint may be visible.

HOW DO I MITRE CORNERS FOR THE COVING?
You will need a mitre box to cut the angles for the corner. Mitre boxes can be purchased in our accessories section.

Before cutting please see our INSTALLATION GUIDE, this will give you a step by step guide to cutting a corner.

Please note, always start with an external corner as it is more noticeable and work towards the internal corner.

When cutting please use care and though and there should be no reason why a perfect mitred corner cannot be achieved.

WHAT DO I USE TO CUT THE COVING?
A fine toothed handsaw is best used to cut the mouldings. These are available in the accessories section.
ARE THERE CORNER PIECES AVAILABLE FOR THE COVING?
There are ready made corner pieces available for covings in the Leggero range and for some covings in the Linea range.

For tips on how to mitre corners please see our INSTALLATION GUIDE.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PLASTER MOULDINGS AND POLYURETHANE MOULDINGS?
PLASTER MOULDINGS POLYURETHANE MOULDING
HEAVY TO INSTALL: LIGHT TO INSTALL:
Cannot be used on lowered ceilings as it is too heavy.
Takes at least two men to do the job and lift the mouldings.
Can be installed on any type of ceiling.
Can lower the structural weight in bigger buildings.
Can lower the structural weight in bigger buildings.
One man can install this one his own, saving fitting/labour costs.
TIME CONSUMING: TIME SAVING:
A heavy difficult job which takes a lot of time Easy job which goes up a lot faster (up to 4 times faster than plaster).
When time is a problem, our mouldings are the perfect solution.
DIRTY JOB: CLEAN JOB:
A lot of water and dust. Difficult to use for refurbishment jobs due to this Only glue is used, therefore no mess, perfect for new builds and renovations
DESIGN NOT VERY DETAILED: VERY DETAILED DESIGN:
Each length does not have the same detail, as each length is made in a mould, once it starts to wear and reach the end of its life, the design begins to fade. Each length has its detail put on by a machine, therefore it means that the design on each length is more uniform than with plaster moulding.
VERY FRAGILE DURABLE:
  Each length can be easily transported around as it is very durable and cannot be easily damaged.
OPEN JOINTS NO OPEN JOINTS
  The adhesive is also a Caulk and is used to fill any joints and give a smooth finish
NOT USABLE IN HUMID AREAS CAN BE USED IN HUMID AREAS:
  As long as used with a non-water based adhesive.
NO PRIMER COAT ON THE MOULDINGS ALREADY PRE PRIMED LENGTHS
   
DIFFICULT TO PAINT EASY TO PAINT
   
DOES NOT TAKE ALL KINDS OF PAINTS TAKES ALL KIND OF PAINT
Plaster moulding will absorb the paint, therefore it takes more coats to cover it properly. As each length is pre primed it is easier to paint and does not absorb the paint so less paint used.
Any paint or effect can be done on the lengths.
Smooth surface so easier to pant.
DIFFICULT FOR CURVES FLEXIBILE RANGE AVAILABLE FOR CURVES