Put our 30 years of experience to work for you. We are the world's largest producer of architectural cornice, and no one can offer you better service, value, or craftsmanship.Product Selection
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- Over 400 standard designs
- One of a kind custom designs
- A wide range of finishes and textures
- Federal Reserve Bank, St. Louis, MO
- Alexandria Towers Hotel/Condo, Alexandria, VA
- The Cheesecake Factory, Southlake, TX
- Church Cornices
- Custom Cornice
- Government Cornices
- Hospitality Cornices
- Renovation Cornice
- Residential Cornice
When you see architectural cornice below roofs and above windows and doors, it's hard to believe that a simple horizontal projection can do so much to enhance the visual appeal of a building. Cornice has been used as an architectural design feature for centuries, and the word literally means "ledge." Architectural cornice may, by strictest definition, simply be a "ledge," but the drama it can add to buildings makes it a design feature worth considering. Architectural cornice not only looks great, but can also help protect buildings. With some great architectural cornice, your energy bills will be lower and your building will be less likely to become stained or faded.
At Stromberg, we have installed architectural cornice for customers throughout the world. We offer an impressive selection of stock designs. Some are very simple, while others consist of several layers, making the architectural cornice a focal point of the building once installed. Experimenting with a combination of finishes can give architectural cornice a unique look. Whether you're searching for ultra-modern, understated, or classical cornice, one of Stromberg's designs may work for you. If not, we also offer custom cornice. Bring us your ideas, and we'll develop a one-of-a-kind custom cornice just for you.GFRC Architectural Cornice
Imagine being able to get the look of concrete without all that extra weight. Our GFRC cornice allows you to do just that. Most concrete is reinforced with extremely heavy materials like steel, but our GFRC cornices are reinforced with lightweight fiberglass, allowing us to give our customers the beauty of concrete at a fraction of the weight. The lightweight properties of our GFRC cornices means they can usually be installed without adding any additional supports to the structure. In addition to being lightweight, GFRC cornices have a number of other advantages.
The design possibilities are virtually endless: GFRC cornice is a great choice of material for an architectural cornice, whether your building has a classical or more modern design. You can choose from our collection of stock designs or request a custom cornice if you don't see exactly what you're looking for. In addition to being able to make architectural cornice in virtually any shape imaginable, we can also add carved details, dentils, reveals, and cantilevered projections to enhance the look of the architectural cornice.
GFRC cornice is non-combustible: Even if your entire building is on fire, your GFRC cornice will not burn. It is an extremely fire-resistant material.
GFRC cornice is available in a number of finishes: Our architectural cornice can replicate heavier, more costly materials like granite, limestone, and terra-cotta. We offer a number of finishes, including stone textures and acid-washed concretes. If you want GFRC that will blend in with the surrounding structure, ask about our special finish that can be painted with virtually any brand and color of paint. When the time comes to freshen up the interior or exterior of your building, it's as easy as applying a few coats to your GFRC cornice.
GFRC cornice is waterproof: Our GFRC cornice can be installed underwater, so there are no worries about rain and wet weather damaging your architectural cornice.GFRP (Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer) Cornice
There are many limitations on architectural cornice made through traditional construction processes, but because Stromberg uses molds for their GFRP cornice, the number of available shapes and designs is virtually unlimited. The process for producing GFRP cornice begins with shop drawings that include all of the important components of the architectural cornice, including jointing and hoisting. After we receive approval from an architect, we make a model of the custom cornice. Once we're absolutely sure the model represents exactly the architectural cornice our customer wants, we make a mold. Our GFRP is then cast into the mold, allowed to harden, and removed. Any final steps, such as sanding, finishing, or framing, are completed at this point. When we manufacture architectural cornice from a stock design, we have the mold already designed, which greatly speeds up the process.
GFRP cornice has numerous advantages when compared to other architectural cornice materials.
GFRP cornice can incorporate a wide variety of design elements: We can add dentils, reveals, cantilevered projections and carved details to make your architectural cornice even more striking.
GFRP cornice is available in a number of finishes: Get the look of limestone, marble, copper, bronze, or gold at a fraction of the weight and cost. Choose from a huge variety of colors and textures, including wood grain, barrel tile, and aged metal.
GFRP cornice is lightweight: Our fiberglass cornice weighs only a fraction of other architectural cornice materials. GFRP cornice can usually be installed without additional supports, making the process relatively quick and easy.
GFRP cornice is weather-resistant: With our fiberglass cornice, there's no need to worry about damp weather. Our fiberglass cornices are completely waterproof; they can even be placed underwater. In addition, they can stand up to wind, salt, heat, and even acid rain like few other materials can.Exterior Architectural Cornice
Buildings that have a uniform texture and color can be monotonous; exterior architectural cornice is an effective and very simple way to enhance the design and visual appeal of most types of buildings. Architectural cornice serves a number of aesthetic functions. First, it can provide variety and excitement to most buildings. A building with architectural cornice will invariably be more pleasing to the eye than an identical building that does not contain this element of design. Second, cornice provides a sense of balance to structures. The lower portions of most buildings have a thicker and heavier area, and architectural cornice ensures that the top of the building will as well. Exterior architectural cornice also provides a definitive finishing touch to the building by crowning it.
Aside from the numerous aesthetic benefits of adding architectural cornice to buildings, it is also a very functional design enhancement. Reinforced cornice acts as a type of mini awning on buildings, and serves as a source of shade. By diverting some of the sun's heat away from the building, exterior architectural cornice can actually help lower air conditioning costs during the hot summer months. Like rain gutters, architectural cornice also helps prevent potentially damaging elements like rain and snow from coming into contact with the building. This preserves the building's visual appeal by preventing staining, streaking, and discoloring, and also reduces the problem of water infiltration that can weaken the structural integrity of some materials and lead to problems like mold and mildew formation.Exterior Architectural Cornice: Design Options
Stromberg has a large number of stock architectural cornice designs to choose from. Once you've found a design that you think would work well with the exterior of your home or building, the next step is to choose a material. GFRP cornice and GFRC cornice is available. Both are extremely lightweight, and can usually be installed without additional supports. GFRC cornice is available in a special finish that can be painted with almost any type of paint, so it is probably the best choice if you want your architectural cornice to blend in with the building. Both materials are available in a variety of textures, and can be made to resemble metal, stone, wood, and precious metals like gold. Stromberg's fiberglass reinforced cornice offers all of the beauty of these materials without the associated problems. They're a fraction of the cost of precious metals and limestone, won't rust or corrode like many metals, and will never rot or be infested with termites like wood. This, along with the fact that they are also extremely resistant to the elements and extreme weather events like hurricanes, means Stromberg's exterior architectural cornices are virtually maintenance free.
The professionals at Stromberg would be happy to assist you in choosing architectural cornice for your building. We know that sometimes stock designs just won't cut it, which is why we also offer custom cornice. Bring us your drawings, design ideas, and instructions, and we can develop molds to produce one-of-a-kind architectural cornice that you just won't find at your local cornice manufacturer.Interior Architectural Cornice
Interior architectural cornice is an easy way to add drama and excitement to any room. Although exterior architectural cornice has some very practical functions, interior cornice is purely decorative. Interior cornice can usually be found in several locations, including the point at which the walls of a room meet the ceiling, the tops of windows, and over entryways and doors. No matter where they are located, interior architectural cornices are an effective way to add a different texture, design, color, or material to what may have otherwise been a monotonous décor.Interior Cornice: Materials
Stromberg uses only the finest quality materials when they make and install interior architectural cornice for their clients. Depending on the look you are trying to achieve and your specific needs, you can choose between two versatile, lightweight reinforced cornice materials.GFRP Cornice
- Extremely lightweight
- Available in a number of textures and colors
- Can replicate the look of a variety of materials, including precious metals and stone
Interior Cornice: Choosing a Design that Works
- Lightweight and fire resistant
- Can replicate the look of terra cotta, limestone, and more
- Available in a special finish that can be painted any color
When choosing an interior architectural cornice design, one of the first questions you must ask yourself is what you hope to achieve stylistically by adding the reinforced cornice to your home, government building, church, or hospitality location. Do you want to create continuity or contrast? Do you want everybody to notice these accents as soon as they enter a room, or do you desire a subtle finishing touch? The answers to these questions will determine the type of architectural cornice that will work best.
The size, style, color, texture, and location of the architectural cornice must all be considered when you are deciding exactly how to incorporate it into your interior design. Obviously, thicker architectural cornice with varying textures and intricate designs will stand out more than small, flat designs with uniform textures. Architectural cornice with colors that are complimentary to or match the colors of the room's surroundings will provide a more subtle touch. Similarly, architectural cornice placed along the ceiling will be less conspicuous than that placed along the tops of windows or doors.Interior Architectural Cornice: The Stromberg Advantage
When you choose Stromberg as your provider of architectural cornice, finding a perfect design doesn't have to be a difficult task. Since their architectural cornice materials are so lightweight, they can usually be installed without adding any additional structures to support the weight of the cornice. Stromberg has many styles of architectural cornice to choose from. They are available in a number of colors, and can replicate the look of gold, granite, limestone, and wood, making them suitable for classical and modern interior designs. Stromberg's GFRC cornice is available in a finish that can be painted with most types of paint, allowing the reinforced cornice to seamlessly blend in with walls or ceilings. If one of their many attractive stock designs doesn't catch your eye, Stromberg can also make custom cornice to accommodate your exact needs and wishes. Stromberg is not simply a cornice manufacturer - we're a company that takes the time to ensure our customers get the interior architectural cornice they really want.