Home Fire Safety with Plaster Mouldings

Plaster mouldings are an invaluable addition to any home due to its safety benefits. Utilize plaster mouldings to keep your loved ones safe and prevent fire-related disasters from spreading in your home. All DecoCraft products have a flame spread rating of “Class A”. This means that plaster’s tendency to spread flames and burn rapidly are very low. Not only does plaster resist flames, but it also reduces the amount of smoked developed in the presence of a fire. Classes are formed from ASTM E84 rating system which many building officials use as the standard method for testing flame resistance and smoke density. Class A materials all have the lowest fire spread and smoke index out of the 3 alphabetical classes in which all interior materials are organized. As a Class A product, plaster is in the top tier of materials you can use in your home and experience some peace of mind. Avoid materials like wood and plastic for your mouldings because they are more combustible and can act as fuel to a fire, causing more damage at a faster rate. Trust our products to keep your home safe. Our samples have been tested and certified with a fire rating of “Class A” which indicates a 0.0 flame spread rating as per the International Code Council.

ICC is a U.S.-based membership association. It is dedicated to developing model codes and standards used in the product, build and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures.

When you install any of our products, you are backed by trusted professionals who make sure your home is protected.

Protect Your Investment by Choosing Plaster

When you choose decorative mouldings, you are not just investing in the appearance of your home or business, but also its integrity. Unlike other materials such as EPS foam or wood, plaster is not only resistant to fire, but also to other kinds of degradation over time. Plaster mouldings do not shrink, swell, or warp, making them ideal for structures in temperate climates with seasons that vary wildly. Plaster is also highly sustainable, as demonstrated by the original plaster mouldings still present in many historic buildings. Its environmental impact is low, especially when its ability to prevent fire damage to buildings is taken into account. If any imperfections do arise over time, they can be refilled seamlessly with new plaster instead of trying to match entirely new pieces of material. When you invest in plaster, you invest in longevity.

Placing Your Order With Us

DecoCraft USA provides quality service throughout the ordering process. We also offer free local pickup and will notify you as soon as your fire immune moulding has been inspected for quality and is available for pickup or delivery. We offer a wide variety of shipping options to get your fire resistant plaster designs to you, including rush orders and express delivery. If you are looking for additional information, our experts are happy to speak with you. Reach out to us through our contact page.

 

 

How to Achieve a Vintage Look with Plaster Mouldings

Thinking Vintage?

Are you thinking about designing a “vintage” space? What elements come to mind?  No matter the vintage style – whether it’s Retro, Shabby Chic, Arts and Crafts or Hollywood Glam, plaster mouldings is a signature room element that enhances any wall to ceiling décor.  Actually, it may be hard to omit plaster mouldings from vintage designs as they are so much a part of our architectural past. They can be found as wall and ceiling enhancements in civic spaces and urban dwellings, a must-have design element in Victorian homes, and works of art gracing fancy boudoirs. It could be argued that the use of plaster moulding in vintage design is indispensable. To achieve a vintage look with plaster mouldings, consider applying to them faux finishes. They can be distressed, marbled, incised, color stamped, and stenciled to help you to achieve the vintage look that you desire. Continue reading

Why Plaster Mouldings are Better than Alternatives

Why Plaster Mouldings are Better Better than Alternatives

The Everlasting Plaster Moulding

For thousands of years, plaster has been utilized to create many of mankind’s most famous architectural buildings. A good portion of those buildings stand to this day. Plaster mouldings are unique because they involve formulation and installation from a skilled craftsman. Traditional plaster moulding is durable and can last hundreds of years if maintained correctly. You can achieve any type of look because there’s a myriad of styles from which to choose. Continue reading