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From Aesthetics to Safety: 5 Reasons to Choose Polyurethane Millwork

Posted by Kyle Boatwright on 7/16/18 1:08 PM

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If you're considering elevating your home's elegance with unique, quality millwork, you might want to consider using polyurethane products.

Polyurethane is an ozone-safe material that not only offers a timelessly elegant look to any home, but also offers several incredible safety and convenience features. Here are a few facts about polyurethane to consider when updating or designing your home:

1. Aesthetics: Polyurethane looks the part

High-quality polyurethane looks like wood, and offers incredible curb appeal for any home. It can be stained white for a clean, elegant style, but it can also resemble any sort of wood depending on what stain you use. For instance, if you're interested in installing moldings for detail for either interior or exterior use, simply choose a stain to match or complement the wood of your choice. In fact, polyurethane will hold paint longer than wood. Use a golden stain to simulate oak, reddish brown to match cherry wood, or a deeper red-brown for mahogany. The choice is yours.

2. Lower Maintenance: Resists mold and decomposition

Choosing polyurethane millwork can drastically reduce your maintenance needs and save a lot of time in the long run. Perhaps, for example, you've been considering brackets to add a touch of detail to either your home's interior or exterior, but you're worried about the added upkeep. Whether you're looking for a more ornate bracket or a simpler design, you can rest assured that using a polyurethane product will result in less time in cleaning and upkeep. First of all, polyurethane is mold-resistant. Unlike wood, polyurethane doesn't absorb odors. This makes for easier maintenance, less time cleaning and fussing, and significantly less time worrying about deterioration.

3. Outdoor ready: Waterproof and bug resistant

If you're looking for a way to add an elegant touch to your home's exterior, consider polyurethane shutters for your home. Though shutters add a timeless, classic aesthetic to your home's exterior, if you choose a wood product on an outdoor fixture like this, you might be signing up for a headache. That's where polyurethane comes in. Firstly, the material is completely waterproof and will resist any onslaught of rain, snow, or humidity. Secondly, unlike wooden fixtures, polyurethane is insect resistant. No matter the conditions Mother Earth throws at you --from extreme winter conditions to deluges to bugs--these shutters will hold true to form.

4. Cost-effective and quick installation

Maybe you've been thinking of adding elegant finishing touches to your home, but you're not sure how to budget in the extra expense. It's true that certain elements, like medallions, can add a detailed element to a home that instantly elevates the atmosphere. If price and time constraints have been holding you back, then polyurethane offers the perfect solution. Not only can Polyurethane medallions be produced to your exact specifications and stained to fit in with the aesthetic of your home, but it's also quicker and more cost-effective to produce and install.

5. Safety from mold, cracking, warping, and splintering

We know you value your family and friends' safety, especially when it comes to your own home. Polyurethane is a safe and durable product that undergoes multiples tests to ensure safety. Because it's mold-resistant, you won't have to worry about the health implications of mold. Because it won't warp or crack, you don't have to worry about splinters or injury to yourself and your family. It's durable, long-lasting, and will give you the peace of mind you deserve.

Looking for a made-in-America solution for your home's needs? Look no further than polyurethane millwork. Look no further than the professionals at Worthington. With nearly 30 years of experience, you can trust our American made architectural products to deliver you the best in price and quality. Contact us today to talk about polyurethane millwork for your home or project.

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