Flexible Crown Molding Flexible Crown Molding
The installation of crown molding is often considered one of the more attractive architectural features of any home. But in many cases crown molding runs have to navigate curved walls and other imperfections. Fortunately, there is flexible crown molding available in just about any profile you could think of to handle these situations.
Measure for Flexible Crown Molding
When calculating the measurement for flexible crown molding it’s important to take into account the curvature of the wall. Since this crown molding is manufactured to order it is substantially more expensive than traditional molding of the same profile. Given the cost you’ll want to make sure you get the exact amount of molding needed. To get an accurate measurement use a piece of string that you can tape to the curve of the wall. Then mark the end of the curve with a marker and lay out the piece of string next to a tape measure to get an accurate length. Add an additional 5 to 10% to account for waste.
Installing Flexible Crown Molding
Installing flexible crown molding is done using the same methods as traditional crown molding. In order to ensure the molding fits the wall profile exactly make sure you space the finish nails about 6 inches apart. This will also provide the necessary support to make sure the molding does not come loose from the wall.