FAQ

What is EPS?
Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) is a rigid, closed cell, plastic foam material. EPS can be molded into a variety of shapes and sizes. EPS is typically available in large blocks that can be cut into sheeting, architectural detail work for use on houses and buildings, signage, floatation etc. It's lightweight properties make it very easy to work with. Architectural EPS is modified with a fire retardant and is usually encapsulated with an acrylic-based finish.
EPS is totally recyclable. EPS does not contain ozone depleting CFC's or HCFC's.

What is Styrofoam?
A common mis-understanding about Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) is that it is referred to by many people as Styrofoam. Styrofoam is actually a trademark for a product that is manufactured by DOW Chemical Company. Styrofoam board and EPS board have two completely different manufacturing processes.
The most notable difference is that EPS does not and has never used CFC's or HCFC's, which are harmful to our ozone layer, for the processing of making rigid insulation.
In producing the product, Styrofoam is an extruded foam board, whereas Expanded Polystyrene is a molded cellular board.

What is its use?
Architectural (EPS) details are used on building exteriors to add architectural designs, charm and luxury.

What are the advantages of using PMCL's Architectural Details?

  • Affordable, less costly than traditional methods
  • Structurally stable
  • Maintenance Free
  • Durable
  • Will not Crack, Peel or Fade
  • Easy Fast Assembly
  • Wide Variety of Shapes and Sizes including Trims, Sills, Cornices, Columns and Panels
How is it installed?
Mouldings may be applied directly to concrete, stucco, wood and other similar surfaces. Adhesives are used to hold the moulding in place. When the moulding is too heavy, fasteners are used to temporarily hold the moulding in place until the adhesive has time to dry.

Why use Moldings in an interior space?
Moldings can frame a room and its elements in many ways giving more attention to the room’s components. They are the ideal affordable choice for residential and commercial interior design.

Where can Crown Moldings be used?
Crown or Cornice Moldings can be used in the home, office or spiritual spaces to give the spaces a dramatic visual appeal. They provide sculptured elegance to soften the angles where the walls meet the ceilings. They can be installed on and around a ceiling. Therefore, a living room, hallway, bedroom or den can be transformed from an austere, angular box into a serene, more unified room.

What sizes are Precision Moldings available in?
Moldings can be made to any size to suit the client’s needs or the interior space. They can be made to create spectacular visual appeal e.g. they can be designed, assembled and installed as a focal point in any space because of its freedom and flexibility.

Can Precision Moldings be painted?
Moldings can be painted or coated with emulsion, satin (eggshell), semi-gloss or high-gloss paints. Different tints, tones and shades of paints can be used thus creating interior or exterior accent features.






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