Nothing makes a home more appealing than having great finishing touches. While most of the activities you can implement around the home by yourself, others require a little bit of professional help.
From the materials to the many different profiles, this article explores everything you need to know about door architrave. From traditional, to contemporary, to modern there is always something that meets your needs. Architrave is often used as decorative moldering to enhance the appearance of door frames. If you are looking for a fuller look, you can fit the architrave around the door frame to give it a finish by concealing the joint between the wall and the frame of the door.
Types of Architrave Profiles
- Torus Architrave. provides a classic, but sleek style to any doorframe
- Shaker Architrave. Perfect option especially for traditional and contemporary homes
- Lambs Tongue Architrave. comes with a traditional and minimalistic design
- Bullnose Architrave. simple design yet stylish
- Chamfer Architrave. Another simplistic design that features a single-angled face
- Ogee Architrave. It features a sweeping curved profile
- Ovolo Architrave. Forms a simple curve that is smooth and stylish
The procedure of fitting Architrave
If you’re a homeowner looking to replace your old architrave or intend to install a new one, you’ll probably need to learn how to fit it properly. It all starts with compiling a list of simple steps to guide you through the process. Here is a step-by-step guide to fitting Architrave:
- Step 1: Mark out where it is to be positioned
Mark 4mm – 6mm in from the edge of the door lining using a ruler. Be sure to use a squire to ensure the line runs parallel to the lining of the door. Properly mark out margins on the right, left, and top of the door and join them at the corners. As you do that remember to set back the molding slightly away from the door frame, so that you can seamlessly nail the architrave into the door lining.
- Step 2: Measure the line across the top of the door
Measure and mark the length onto the inner edge of your architrave leaving enough room at either end.
- Step 3: Use the saw to make the two 45-degree cuts
Ensure the cuts are arranged in opposite directions to allow the outer edge to be wider than the inner. After that, sand the cut ends down with sandpaper until they are smooth.
- Step 4: Apply a strong adhesive on the back of the architrave
Apply a strong adhesive on the back of the architrave to give the architrave more stability. Place the top piece into its top position along the line above the door. Check both sides of the frame to ensure everything is rightfully fit.
When looking to live in a house that makes you happy and proud, it’s the small details that make a real difference. So with that information, the next time you want to facelift your home, it is important to invest in your architraves. Any small architectural elements can have a huge impact on your design,