Crown Molding in Dallas, TX
Ricochet Construction is a Dallas-area leader in all forms of finished carpentry, including trim work and crown molding. We are highly experienced doing trim work for multi-family rental properties, large apartment communities, and condominiums. We can do crown molding for any size multi-family community, often for very large apartment and condominium communities that host well over 1,000+ rental units.
In the following article, we will briefly cover the major issues that often come up when dealing with crown molding work.
Why Install Crown Molding?
Nothing adds attractive accents to a room better than crown molding. The sheer improvement of appearance is a strong enough reason for most homeowners and property owners to insist on crown molding. Add to this the fact that rooms look bare, and almost unfinished without crown molding and you begin to understand just why this form on interior trim is so popular on every form of construction, from single-family homes all the way up to large communities.
The reason that many property owners hesitate about crown molding is the exacting nature of its installation. Without experience and the proper equipment, crown molding often ends up misaligned, which totally works against its purpose of adding seamless beauty to a room. The delicacy of this kind of work is one of the strongest reasons why so many property owners in the Dallas area turn to professionals, such as Ricochet Construction, for their trim work.
How to Install Crown Molding on Cabinets
rown molding isn’t just exclusively designed for walls, it can also be attached to cabinets in both the kitchen and the bathrooms. In the case of cabinet crown molding, the molding is attached to the cabinets themselves, and not nailed to the ceiling. The cabinets provide more than enough support to keep the trim tight and durable, even without attaching to the ceiling.
How to Install Crown Molding on Vaulted Ceilings
Installing crown molding on vaulted ceilings in homes and business properties can be a tricky process, due to the fact that the normal 90 degree angle can vary when ceilings are vaulted. There are various ways that professionals use to deal with this issue, but one is to use a “flying crown” technique, where, just as with cabinets, the crown is attached to the wall, but not to the ceiling, in order to preserve the angles. When done right, this form of installation can actually add new effects to your trim, and increase the attractiveness, even with vaulted ceilings.
When Should You Paint Your Crown Molding?
Crown molding can be painted both before or after it is installed. Often this choice just depends on the preference of the contractor. Painting beforehand protects from having to tape the molding, and paint while it is near the ceiling, which means there will be inevitable issues with keeping the lines clean. Pre-painting avoids line issues, but the nailing of the crown molding will result in a need for touch-ups to cover that work, and the touch-ups can often be extensive. Again, it’s usually just a preference of the contractor which is better, but you should discuss it before a decision is made.
Should You Hire a Professional to Install Your Crown Molding?
While there are plenty of DIY people in the world with enough talent and experience to install crown molding well, we at Ricochet believe this is one area of finish carpentry work that truly benefits from using a contractor with all the right equipment, and wide range of experience with trim work in various homes and buildings. Especially in large scale jobs, as with apartment and condo communities in the Dallas metropolitan area, it is important that every room be done well, and that can only be accomplished by dedicated, experienced professionals who will stay until everything is done to the appropriate level.
At Ricochet, we are well-equipped and fully experienced in trim work, and can install crown molding on any type of property. We have contracted with numerous owners and HOA’s on finished carpentry, and can supply a long list of satisfied customers to give references as to the quality, timeliness, and professionalism of our work.
Contact us any time to find out more!