Plastic Ceilings and Polymer Corbels:
Reproducing the American Heritage
by Steve Carlson
This vinyl lattice from Cross Industries doesn't split when you nail it, and can be cleaned with a garden hose.
There was a time when plastics got no respect in the building trades.
They were associated with fake beams and laminates with phony wood
Things have changed. Plastic pipes, glazings, coatings, laminates,
flooring, siding, and insulating sheathings have become the preferred
materials for some applications. Words like "polystyrene" and "polyisocyanurate"
roll off the lips of builders in the course of normal
And the march is continuing. Newer plastic products are constantly
crossing the line of respectability.
Take lattice, for example.