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The Advantages of Urethane Millwork

  • Urethane millwork has the look of wood or plaster but has a number of advantages.
  • It will not crack or split like wood and is imprervious to insects. It is also less expensive.
  • Urethane products are ideal for outdoor use due to their durability.
  • Most traditional wood millwork is now offered in a urethane product including molding, chair rails, crown molding, corbels, crossheads, gable vents, stair brackets, appliques, and more.
  • Urethane is easy to install with simple glue, screws, or nails. 


Urethane millwork is a great altCorbelernative to traditional wood millwork and a popular choice when restoring, remodeling or for new construction.

Urethane millwork has the look of plaster or wood without the cost and offers a number of advantages.
Made of a polyurethane foam, this durable and lightweight product has the same beautiful detail of plaster or wood, but urethane will not split, crack or rot like wood.
It is also weather and insect resistant making them it ideal for outdoor use. It is also impervious to insect infestations.
Gable Vent
Van Dyke’s Restorers now offers a complete line of urethane products including:
Urethane is used primarily in decorative applications and is not designed for supporting weight. Restores urethane products come factory primed white during the mold process and are shipped ready to paint, faux finish, or gel stain. Install using construction adhesive and/or screws.
Our new line of 3-D wall panels are ideal for changing the look of any room and comes in an array of designs to complement any decor. Made of PVC plastic, these decorative wall panels are ideal for  hotels, resorts, restaurants, retail outlets, lobbies, and commercial locations, or for homes that simply want to make an impression.
Here are the steps for installing a urethane corbel.Calk Corbel
  1. Lay the corbel face down on a soft surface like a towel that will not mar the product face.
  2. Apply a continuous bead of adhesive along the back edges of the corbel.
  3. Gently and carefully press the corbel in place where you want it.
  4. Apply caulk to edges of the corbel and smooth any excess caulk with you finger. Wipe any excess caulk with a damp rag.
  5. You may also want to secure the corbel with screws or finishing nails. Fill the nail holes with caulk. When the caulk dries, lightly sand with extra-fine sandpaper and touch up with paint.



About Larry Padgett

Larry is an award-winning journalist and photo journalist with over 35 years of experience. He has written for a number of industries including healthcare, die casting, construction, home restoration, sports, education, and religion. He is a copywriter and blogger for Van Dyke's Restorers.

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