Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 5
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lragone78 best yet
my husband considers himself a crown molding fiend..lol. This is the best we have gotten for the non wood kind, no warping! looks great... we will now do the rest of the he house in this.
December 12, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Averagehomeowner Color consistency varies alot
While I would recommend this molding for it's classy look ( for the price) comments about consistency of color and pattern are valid and a definite concern. ( much more so with color).
After doing 1 bedroom with few color issues, my second bedroom had difficult issues with the degree of "whiteness". The variation is less noticeable in the store but at room corners or scarf joints a variation is very possible due to different lots. Had to remove some pieces and try many different Home Depot stores to get a reasonable degree of consistency in "white". Very few stores carry more than 8-10 pieces before they re-order, and even then they maybe from different manufacturing lots. You could never buy all from the same lot to do more than 1 or 2 rooms tops depending on the room size.
I would wondering if buying all you needed online might solve this problem but who knows if the shipment would be consistent.
I also saw some inconsistencies in bubble pattern and the "rope" design but this was not nearly as common as the color issue .
Even with all of that said I still think this a very nice looking design and a finish that doesn't need further finishing, except for some matching caulking at joints or nail holes. ( 18 gauge finish brads with a pneumatic nailer worked quite well, small indents fill easily)
In summary.. Read the manufacturing date on the back of each piece, buy one room at a time, expect to go to more than one store or wait for a store re-order. A pain but worth it . Looks very nice!
May 4, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Bubbleless Better get all you need in 1 trip
This product is made in the USA and has no better quality control than any Made in China product.! We bought a few pieces of this moulding and the inconsistencies are ridiculous. We started to install one piece and noticed that one end was entirely different than the other end. The bottom decorative "bubbles" should be nice and round and distinct from one another, yet this piece had that on one end, and increasingly flat, smashed bubbles working toward the other end. After calling various stores, being told they were fine and traveling to get them, we found all sorts of issues with this product as far as consistency. There were some with flat bubbles, some with ribbons of bubbles (like a draped ribbon or garland would be on a fireplace or something, and then some with varying degrees of bubbles from one end to the other. So HALF of our contracted kitchen job looks great, not sure what we'll do with the other side. Perhaps our client won't notice eh? Oh yeah, tried to reach the company Royal Mouldings and their phone system conveniently doesn't route calls to anyone, you end up in a circular loop no matter what option you choose.
My advice - get something else or make sure you buy as much as you need at one time and make sure they all match! GOOD LUCK!!!!!
December 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SJ12DS Great Moulding!
Very easy to work with and looks great! This is very elegant molding and really dresses up a room. I did not have a problem matching the intricate pattern between pieces. It cuts, nails and caulks just like wood without the worry of warping or shrinking like wood or MDF.
Although it cost more than some moldings it is prefinished and the finish is very good. I will be installing this throughout my entire house and like I said it looks very good. It looks like a two or three piece molding but it is just one piece. I used butt joints for my first room which came out looking very good but I will be using scarf joints from here on out due to the inconsistencies between the walls and ceiling.
Definitely a great product and if you can fit it in your budget I would highly recommend this product. Make sure you add about 15% to your total linear footage to cover waste and outside corners.
The only issue I had was that my local store (#4149) said it had 32 in stock online but I got to the store and they had one on the shelf. When I inquired about it to see if they had more in the back they said they did not and that the inventory must be off. That is quite a bit to be off by. They had the wrong molding in the location for this molding. After three days of being informed that their inventory was off the store still says online that they have 32 in stock.
March 17, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TC333 Intricate, beautiful, but need a lot of skill to cut the corners
Maybe some folks know how to do it - but with the intricate pattern, you have to plan on a little waste in matching it up precisely. Now, I couldn't cut a flat piece of wood and match it up, but our contractor relayed this little tidbit. So, make sure to ask your contractor for advice before buying this. BUT - with all that said - We LOVE it. Great, beautiful and added a lot of character to our room!!!
February 18, 2014