Choosing the Right PVC
Trim for Your Project 

Monday, December 04, 2023

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When installing PVC-based panels like Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard or Trusscore SlatWall, the trims you choose will play a big role in the overall aesthetic of your room.

Whether you’re looking just for function or looking to add a decorative element to your space, there’s a PVC-based trim or molding out there for you. In this blog post, we go over the Trusscore trim offering and provide you with suggestions for beautiful, high-performing alternatives from other PVC trim manufacturers. 

 The Perks of Using PVC Trims

PVC trims are increasing in popularity for interior spaces because they outperform their wood or composite counterparts while offering similar aesthetic appeal: 

  • Durability: PVC trims are resistant to rot, decay, and insect damage. Plus, unlike wood, they don’t absorb moisture so they won’t warp, swell, or split. 
  • Low Maintenance: PVC trims are resistant to moisture, insects, and UV rays, so they don’t need to be regularly painted or stained. 
  • Versatility: PVC trims come in a variety of styles, sizes, and colors, offering flexibility in design.  
  • Ease of Installation: PVC trims are lighter and easier to work with than traditional materials, so they’re faster and more straightforward to install, and they don’t have to be painted after they’re installed. 
  • Cost-Effective: While PVC trims may have a higher upfront cost compared to other materials, their long-term durability and low maintenance create cost savings over time. 

The Trusscore Trim Offering 

When deciding which trim to buy for your Trusscore project, you need to get familiar with what’s available. Trusscore offers a variety of PVC-based framing, finishing, and specialty trims in both white and gray to help you complete any project. The first two types are the most relevant to homeowners, so let’s dive in. 

Trusscore offers four trims that are designed to frame wall, window, and door perimeters, and to accommodate product transitions:

1/2 inch J-Trim

½” J Trim

A pre-punched perimeter trim used to frame Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard in any application.

Use for:

  • Top and bottom of walls
  • Window and door perimeters
  • Inside corners
J Trim 3/4

¾” J Trim

A perimeter trim used to frame Trusscore SlatWall and RibCore by Trusscore.

Use for:

  • Top and bottom of walls
  • Inside corners
  • SlatWall framing
H-Channel Snap-in Kit

H Channel Snap-In Kit

A two-piece, snap-in trim designed to address panel joints, product transitions, and to accommodate panel expansion or contraction. 

Use for:

  • Panel joints
  • Product transitions
Inside Cove Corner

Inside Cove Corner

A concave trim designed to complete inside corners with a clean and seamless finish, eliminating the need for two J Trims. 

Use for:

  • Inside corners
  • Top and bottom of walls

And for a smooth and seamless finish, Trusscore offers three finishing trims to address outside corners, window and door perimeters, and to top off a Trusscore SlatWall assembly

Outside Corner

Outside Corner

A trim designed to address 90° corners and perimeters. Available in small (1 ¼" x 1 ¼") and large (2" x 2") sizes.

Use for:

  • Outside corners
  • Windows and door perimeters
Outside Corner Rounded

Outside Corner Rounded

A trim designed to form smooth, bullnosed outside corners for applications that require a softer touch.

Use for:

  • Outside corners
SlatWall Top Cap

SlatWall Top Cap

A trim for the top of Trusscore SlatWall that prevents dust and dirt from building up behind the panels. 

Use for:

  • Top of SlatWall installations

Decorative and Design-Forward PVC Trim Alternatives for Trusscore Installations 

Is the Trusscore trim offering too utilitarian or industrial looking for your residential space? Don’t worry – you’re not locked in to only using our trims.

In fact, you can buy decorative PVC trimboards and moldings from other manufacturers and that are easy to install and guaranteed to accentuate your Trusscore panels. They're big, chunky, and beautiful, and they offer all the same benefits as Trusscore Trims while being more design-forward.

Before you start shopping, let's talk profiles. There are four different types of PVC finishing trims that play nicely with Trusscore: 



A flat finishing trim that’s perfect for baseboards, window and door casings, the top of walls, and corners. 


Crown Molding

A detailed and decorative finishing trim that’s ideal for adding elegance at the top of your walls. 


Cove Molding 

Concave and curved trims that are designed to conceal gaps, imperfections, and add subtle architectural detail to corners and at the top and bottom of walls. 


Casing Molding 

A decorative alternative to trimboard for baseboards and around windows and doors. 

The Best Alternative PVC Trim Manufacturers for Trusscore Installs 

There are several PVC trim manufacturers that are producing beautiful exterior trims, including trimboards and moldings, that can be used as interior trims.  

These eight manufacturers get the Trusscore stamp of approval: Wolf Home Products, Azek Exteriors, VERSATEX, KOMA, Royal Building Solutions, PlyGem, CertainTeed, and Kleer Lumber.  


When working with other PVC trims, keep these tips in mind for a smooth installation process: 

  • Don’t install Trusscore trims in areas where you plan to install third party PVC trims. 
  • Nail guns are best suited for installing many PVC trims and moldings, but it’s important to regulate the air pressure so your fasteners penetrate the surface of the trim without causing unfixable damage.  
  • Use fasteners or screws that can penetrate at least an inch into the supporting framing but be careful that the fasteners you’re using to install third party trims don’t hit the screws you used to fasten Trusscore products. 
  • For trims and moldings five inches or less in width, use two fasteners per stud. For wider products, use three fasteners per stud for a stronger hold. 

In the world of DIY, guidance is your best friend. Always consult the installation guides provided by individual trim manufacturers when using other PVC trims with Trusscore products. It's your insurance for a job well done. 

Ready to get started on your project? Follow these steps, and you'll be well on your way to enhancing your interior spaces with ease.