Seem confusing? Don't worry, the order form will walk you through it!
Flexible moulding can be ordered in 3 different ways...
Straight Flexible Moulding
in this case the moulding is made as a straight flexible length. this option is used when...
The moulding is dimensionally square. Dimensionally square moulding will bend equally well in any direction.
The moulding is wider than it is thick - but you are bending it in the direction of the lesser dimension
Typical applications for straight flexible mouldings include:
Base and Base Cap
Small panel mouldings
The minimum radius attainable depends on the thickness of the moulding. The absolute minimum radius is 4 inches for most mouldings 3/4" think and less.
Crown moulding should not be ordered straight due the the angle at which it is installed.
Moulding bent in the direction of the lesser dimension
Base moulding on a curved wall
Radiused Flexible Moulding
in this case the moulding is pre-curved to the approximate radius supplied by the customer. this option is used when...
The moulding is wider than it is thick and you are bending it in the direction of the larger dimension.
The curve that the moulding will be applied to is a consistent arc (a full circle or any portion of a circle) such as a half circle or eyebrow arch and most crown moulding applications.
Typical applications for radiused mouldings include:
Casing for arch top windows and doors
Crown moulding on round walls or dormers
Adds no additional cost or time to the order
When ordering you may need to know the the width and/or rise of the arch:
The ordering wizard will show you what is needed.
Half circles can be ordered with straight legs if desired, eliminating the need for miter joints. To do so add the necessary length to the order form and specify "straight legs" in the "Special Instructions" box on the order form.
The minimum radius attainable depends on the width of the moulding. The minimum radius for most mouldings is 3 times the width of the moulding.
"Radiused" Casing Half Circle
(bends in the direction of the larger dimension)
Eyebrow or Segment Head
Custom Flexible Moulding
in this case the moulding is pre-curved to a template or other instructions as supplied by the customer. this option is used when...
The moulding is wider than it is thick and you are bending it in the direction of the larger dimension AND
The curve that the moulding will be applied to is NOT a consistent arc. Examples include elliptical arches and ovals
Typical applications for custom mouldings include:
Irregular and multiple radius curves
Custom orders usually require a template of the curve. See the "Template Instructions" page for more information
Ovals are manufactured with the ends NOT connected to allow for adjustments during installation.
bends in the direction of the larger dimension and is an irregular curve