FAQs

Q: What is the difference between polyurethane flexible molding and polyester flexible molding?

A: SignatureFlexTM is a polyurethane composite material that is a high quality, ed durable, viagra buy flexible product that is not negatively affected by temperature and does not shrink in the manufacturing process.  This ensures perfectly matched moldings every time.  Polyester flexible molding is made of less expensive raw materials and suffers from shrinkage during the manufacturing process. It is also very brittle and is known to break apart in colder temperatures.

Q: Can this product be used for interior and/or exterior applications?

A: Yes, this product is stable and will not absorb moisture.  It is not affected by heat or cold.

Q: Do I need special tools for installation?

A: Conventional woodworking tools can be used with this material.  See our Installation Tips section.

Q. Can it be painted or stained?

A: All of our material can be painted and most profiles have grain markings and can be stained. Call our customer service representatives to verify compatibility of staining. The use of a gel stain is recommended when staining flexible molding.  Paint and finish may crack if applied before installation—see our Installation Tips section for more information.

Q: Can I get matching straight wood molding?

A: Yes, for certain profiles.  If a flexible molding profile is also available in hardwood, it is noted by the product picture.

Q: Will the flexible molding match my profile?

A: We have access to an extensive mold inventory in addition to the profiles shown on our web site and can match many different profiles.  One of the key issues to consider (in trying to match a profile exactly) is that we have found that the dimensions of the wood molding can vary slightly, even for the same profile, from supplier-to-supplier and from mill-to-mill.  Therefore, in order to ensure the best match, please provide information as to which company supplied the wood molding that you are trying to match, the type of wood that it is, and whether it is MDF, finger joint, or clear.  In the case of any uncertainty, you can always fax or e-mail our office a tracing of the profile, along with the exact width and thickness, in order for us to make sure that the molding matches exactly.

Q: What if I cannot find the molding profile I need?

A: If you are looking for something not currently available, we will be happy to manufacture a custom mold.  All that we require is one unblemished 13 ft piece or two 7 ft pieces that match each other.  Tooling charges (if required) vary depending on the size of the molding and the profile.  Contact us for details and we can provide a quote to you.

Q: Will a straight piece of flexible molding work for my application?

A: Straight pieces have some limitations.  Please see Ordering Tips section to determine if you should order a straight or a pre-curved molding.

Q: How flexible is it?

A: The flexibility depends upon several factors—shape, size, direction it will be bent, and application.  All determine the flexibility limits of a given pattern.  The smaller the molding the more flexible it will be.  Moldings that are thinner on one side than the other, like a ¾” x 3-1/2” base molding, will bend easily in the direction of the lesser dimension.  This is why base moldings usually require no pre-curving while the same size casing, bent on edge, must be pre-curved to fit the opening.  Pre-curved moldings remain flexible and will be adjustable for minor variations.  For information regarding a specific application, please contact us.

Q: Does it cost more for pre-curved moldings?

A: No, the cost is the same for straight or pre-curved moldings.  Nor do the pre-curved moldings take additional production time.

Q: What lengths are available?

A: Our standard molding length is 12 ft.  Paint grade moldings may be special ordered in longer lengths.  Generally wood-look moldings are limited to 12 ft and under.  The minimum length of a molding is 4 ft.  All moldings are sold in whole foot lengths. Click here for more information on Extended Molding Lengths.

Q: How do I place an order?

A: Orders can be placed via phone 800-228-6671, fax 419-435-5688, or e-mail sales@senecamillwork.com. Our Flexible Moldings Order Form is available online for your convenience.  If you have never placed an order with us in the past, we will need a completed Credit Application in order to set up your company properly in our system.

Q: Do you accept credit card payment?

A: Yes.  Just complete our Credit Card Authorization form and send it in with your order.

Q: Do you have an order minimum?

A: No, we will accommodate any order size from one piece to hundreds of pieces.

Q: What are your lead times?

A: Orders take less than two weeks to complete. The manufacture of flexible moldings is not an extrusion process done with machines, but is a labor intensive, hand-made process requiring time and attention to detail.

Q: How much does it cost?

A: When compared to straight wood molding, flexible molding is more expensive.  Flexible molding is not intended to be used in place of straight wood molding, but rather in conjunction with wood molding.  Flexible moldings should only be used in areas where the molding must be curved to fit.  When compared to custom curved millwork, flexible molding is much less.  The real savings is in labor costs, shipping costs, and it usually takes less time than custom millwork.  For current pricing information, please contact us.

Q: What do you charge for freight?

A: All freight is prepaid unless a customer requests special shipping.  Orders will be shipped UPS or FedEx ground unless otherwise specified.

Ordering Information

If your interested in ordering this product, please click below to download our order sheet. Fill out the information and fax the form to 419-435-5688