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Mixing Materials in Architectural Design

Mixing materials in architectural design isn't a new concept. In fact, architects have been designing schools, museums, cathedrals, and nearly every other building using a mix of materials for centuries. 

Combining different materials in architecture will end up playing a major role in the[...]

Benefits of Non-Ferrous Metals in Architectural Design

Non-ferrous metals are what brought us out of the Stone Age and into the Copper and Bronze Ages. From 4500 B.C. to 1500 B.C., copper and bronze dominated our primitive manufacturing systems.

Despite iron claiming the title as the most popular alternative for tools, weapons, and armor in 1500[...]

A Metal Moulding Installation Guide for Wary Contractors & Designers

The partnership between architect/designer and installer/contractor is often one of compromise, and stress. When it comes to decorative mouldings, the choice to use metal in place of traditional wood mouldings can raise an eyebrow or two. But today’s decorative metal mouldings offer an[...]

4 Elegant Mouldings and Finishing Ideas in Copper, Bronze & Brass

Finishing is the process of treating the exterior of a metal by applying a protective layer or unique aesthetic touch to its surface. There are numerous types of metal finishing processes that attain a variety of results -- many of which can add architectural value.

Can Copper Antimicrobial Products Make Hospitality Design Safer?

The coronavirus pandemic has forever changed the way many of us think about architectural design and materials.

Top 10 Metal Standard Moulding Profiles Loved by Architects/Designers

Metal mouldings will add impressive value to your project, whether you’re an architectural engineer or an interior designer. Those seeking high-end quality for their product will benefit in almost every case from choosing metal over wood moulding profiles. That’s why designers frame windows,[...]

Pair Decorative Metal Trim Easily Via Our New Online Moulding Catalog

There will always be designers who want control of every single detail, down to the last thread, sliver, or scrap. That philosophy can apply to choosing decorative metal trim. To each their own, we say.

How to Cope a Moulding? Easy -- Try Seamless Baseboards & More

Architects are often frustrated when they see a finished installation of trim mouldings that have unsightly gaps. But what if you didn't have to cope or miter baseboard, and could buy pre-fabricated outside corners and coped inside corners straight from the factory? This is possible with our[...]

Commercial Interior Design Ideas: Decorative Metal Trim for Furniture

Decorative metal trim for furniture isn’t new. In fact, it's many centuries old. It had a long existence as a symbol of wealth and status -- why not bring that back?

Is Wood Trim Outdated? Introducing Decorative Metal Trim

Architectural wood mouldings date back to the early Greeks (like, B.C. early). From temples to homes, wood has been the backbone of most of what we build. And wood trim continues to be the most popular way to accent a room, door, or window.

Architectural metal trim is certainly not a new[...]

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