Moldings are unsurpassed for adding interest and architectural detail to an otherwise plain room or exterior. Traditionally they have been made of wood, but more recently, you can find molding made out of other materials like vinyl PVC. If there's a molding project in your future, you might want to consider some of the alternatives to wood.
Vinyl molding comes in a wide variety of styles and can be primed, ready for staining, or refinished. And the styles include everything from simple to ornate.
Like wood, moldings can be nailed, but unlike wood, they tend to resist splitting.
Vinyl can be cut quickly and cleanly using a standard blade and it is light enough that it can be even be glued in place.
If you're planning on trimming out doors, floors or ceilings, you owe it to yourself to at least take a look at vinyl.