Moulding & Trim

8th Edition

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Molding & Trim

The moulding and trim materials considered are:

  • natural wood, including stain-grade and paint-grade types
  • engineered wood
  • metal
  • plastic, including polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polyurethane, and other polymer blends such as polystyrene and polypropylene
  • other materials, including precast concrete, synthetic stone veneers, fiber cement, wood-plastic composites, plaster, natural stone, and glass-reinforced

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Demand for natural wood is further segmented into hardwood and softwood, and demand for plastic is broken out by resin type (PVC, polyurethane, and other).

The product segments encompass:

  • interior moulding, which:
    • includes baseboards, crown moulding, festoons, frets, medallions, pediments, pilasters, rosettes, and wainscotings
    • excludes columns, mantels, fireplace surrounds, ornamental grilles and registers, and interior shutters (these are consider “other” products for the purposes of this study)
  • stairwork, which encompasses both complete staircases and separately sold stair components but not staircases that are an integral part of on-site building construction, such as poured-in-place concrete stairs. The separately sold parts included here are treads, risers, banisters, balusters, and newels.
  • other moulding and trim products, which include decorative columns; exterior trim; fireplace surrounds; porch railings and components; trellises; and various other ornamental components such as mantels, interior columns and shutters, grilles, and cupolas

For the purposes of this study, “interior moulding” refers to interior moulding products used in conjunction with walls and ceilings, and “stairwork” refers to stair systems and components whether used in interior or exterior applications. Thus, “other products” consists of any interior moulding and trim products that would not fall into the above definition of “interior moulding” (e.g., fireplace surrounds, mantels, and interior columns) as well as a variety of moulding and trim products (excluding stairwork) used in exterior applications.

The major market segments analyzed are:

  • new residential
  • residential repair and remodeling
  • new commercial
  • commercial repair and remodeling

The residential building market is further segmented by housing type (e.g., single-family, multifamily, and manufactured housing).

The commercial building market is also broken out by building type (e.g., institutional, retail and lodging, office, industrial, and all other commercial buildings).

Additionally, demand for moulding and trim is analyzed by the following US geographic regions and subregions.

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