A handscraped reducer molding makes the smooth transition from hardwood to tile.

Artistic Finishes, a leading manufacturer of factory-finished hardwood moldings, has had a busy ‘06 with the introduction of wood vents, stair treads and risers to complete its “Prefinished Flooring Accessory Solution”.

Relying on its many years of manufacturing and finishing experience, Artistic moldings, stair treads, risers and vents are made to accessorize virtually every hardwood floor on the market, regardless of wood species, stain color or finish type. To support this claim, the company carries hard to find exotic like Bolivian Rosewood, Wenge and Teak, as well as the domestics like Red Oak and Maple. All Artistic Finishes branded products are supported by a Lifetime Warranty.

Prefinished, exotic Iroko stair treads and risers are complete with an Aluminum Oxide topcoat for superior durability.

The company earned its reputation by pioneering the highest quality prefinished moldings in the industry, and was one of the first to apply Special Finishes like handscraping and distressing to trims. Today, Artistic Finishes manufactures over 90 molding profile shapes and a broad range of sizes to accomplish even the most challenging transition. Artistic moldings include Quarter Round, Wall Base, T-molding, Threshold, Square Nose, Reducer, Stair Nosing, Base Shoe, as well as Overlap profiles.

Adding to its well-established molding product line was a strategic move for Artistic Finishes. “Our distributors see real value in purchasing all of their moldings and flooring accessories from one manufacturer. We’re commited to growing our product family to give our distributors and their retailers a competitive advantage,” stated Randy Hambright, Artistic’s Sales Director.

A Brazilian Cherry flush mount vent puts the finishing touch on an exotic hardwood floor.

Launched in 2006, their line of stair accessories was designed with the quality expected of an Artistic product. Standard treads are offered for boxed steps with walls on both sides, while Universal treads with 2-attached returns are suitable for open staircases. Tread and riser lengths include 36", 42" and 48". Complete with the company’s Aluminum Oxide Tri-Guard™ finish, Artistic treads and risers have a lower textured “roll-coat” topcoat that emulates the finish traditionally found on hardwood floors, while providing superior durability. Stair treads are offered with distressed, handscraped, worn and wire-brushed treatments. Risers are available in natural, stained and white finishes.

Artistic Vents™ were introduced to provide an alternative to noisy, metal registers that break-up the seamless look of a hardwood floor. Hand craftsmanship, color blending and standard sizing ensures visibly better quality and ease of installation. Styles include surface and flush mounts, eggcrates, base vents, cold air returns, under cabinet vents and even round vents. Artistic Vents™ are available in unfinished, natural and stained finishes. An optional metal damper system is available.

To learn more about how the Artistic Touch® is applied to moldings, vents, stair treads and risers, visitwww.artfinishes.com.