Decorative Column Capitals
Royal Corinthian focuses on the 4 main decorative capitals: Roman Corinthian, Temple of the Winds, Scamozzi, and Roman Ionic; however, we have the capability to manufacture any decorative capitals available in the market. Our in-house mold making department allows for us to be priced competitively even on custom products and that is guaranteed. All of our capitals are available from the same material as the shaft, whether you choose our RoyalCast composite fiberglass (pictured above), RoyalStone synthetic stone, or RoyaLite “FRP” lightweight fiberglass. All of our capitals listed below are available in all 3 composite materials. Decorative capitals add height to the column shaft unlike Tuscan and Doric caps which simply slide over the shaft. For proper installation, the column shaft needs to be cut at the neck or astragal to accommodate decorative capitals properly. Typically a cut at neck is done by the factory but can also be done in the field. Since our decorative capitals sit on top of the astragal, they are load bearing; whereas, Tuscan and Doric, which slide over the uncut shaft, are purely decorative. In load bearing applications, the weight of the soffit/ceiling would bear down on the capital which in turn would bear down on the shaft that is sitting on top of the substrate/floor. RoyaLite capitals are only load bearing when factory assembled but they will bear significantly less weight than our RoyalCast or RoyalStone capitals, which is why this product is best suited for column cover applications. All RoyalCast and RoyalStone capitals 6” to 16” are provided with an extended neck which slides into the shaft for ease of installation. Capitals 18” and up are embedded with L-brackets that align to the brackets installed into the column shaft (see diagrams below). All of our decorative capitals can be provided without an extended neck or without L-brackets by request, which would allow for a wider hole opening inside the capital. RoyaLite decorative capitals do not come with neither an extended neck nor L-brackets: They follow a different installation method altogether. The “Hole Diameter (D)” for 18” to 36” in the chart below does not account for the space taken up by the L-brackets so if you are surrounding structural supports, please inquire as to the exact hole opening. The “Column Diameter” in the charts below corresponds to the bottom shaft diameter of round tapered columns. For non-tapered columns requiring decorative capitals, match the closest “Cap Diameter (A)” not “Column Diameter” to the shaft diameter of the non-tapered column. Keep in mind that the astragal of the non-tapered column flares out and will add to the overall diameter of the shaft where the decorative capital would rest.