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Not all polystyrene is created equal, and because we put our name to our products, it's important that the differences are made known.

Most in-house manufactured cornices are manufactured from XPS high density polystyrene. This is a smooth, closed cell high density polystyrene. There are varying qualities out there. We are very confident in the quality of ours, and you are welcome to come into the store and see and feel for yourself !

Mr Cornice - EPS vs XPS cornice

The polystyrene we manufacture from :

  1. Is smoother to the touch,
  2. Is a consistent high density product,
  3. Meets all our local fire and building specs,
  4. Has a beautiful finish when painted,
  5. Has a low breakage rate hence less waste,
  6. Is a consistently excellent quality product,
  7. Is the best on the local market and carries our seal of quality and approval

Apart from XPS polystyrene, there is also something called EPS (expanded) polystyrene. EPS polystyrene can be identified by the visible balls/beads of polystyrene when you look at it.. EPS polystyrene also has various densities, and the higher the density, the stronger the product.

EPS is cheaper than XPS, and we manufacture from EPS if our customers request it. It requires an extra coat of paint in order to get it as smooth as the XPS product.

The images below show the difference between the two types (XPS and EPS), unpainted and painted.

The XPS is considered a premium range and the EPS is an economy range, but both carry our seal of approval.

Mr Cornice - EPS vs XPS cornice

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