PVC trim is available in standard trim sizes, as tongue-and-groove, as pre-made corner board, and in larger sheets. And I am finding things that they sell online, which they don’t sell in their stores to be overpriced… was looking at barn door hardware, had a hidden set at Amazon, $45 with free shipping, hidden meaning it mounts on the wall, and you build or buy a trim box to hide it. Doesn’t look all that great quality, but is way overkill for the weight door I would use.
They contract out their work and I guarantee he pocketed the money he should have been paying to an extra person (or two) and you had the unfortunate experience of having to wait longer for the job to get done because of it. All that said, your Lowes probably has no idea of this guy’s antics in your installation and they should before he leaves someone else in the same predicament.
We left ourselves 2 weeks between closing and move-in, and we VERY NAIVELY thought we could re-do the master bedroom (carpet/paint/window treatments), the living room (removing old paneling & carpeting, putting texture on the walls/priming/painting, laying laminate ourselves, and installing baseboards/window trim) and the foyer/hallway (wallpaper removal, paint, lay laminate, baseboards) in those TWO WEEKS!
That was a disaster as I said, because some of the real” wood was bowed and didn’t want to stay down very well. I used an online random number generator to pick the winner of the $50 Lowes gift card. The room was already looking worlds better, thanks to projects like the fresh white paint , wood floors , painting a bright red door , and raising the old header over the sink and adding a new pendant light & rugs But I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the dated 50’s cabinetry. We’ve changed a few floors to wood and tile and have found that they have expected us to remove the baseboard if that is what we want.
I used my FrogTape and it didn’t have to be perfect because it was just there to protect the newly painted white trim. Using the foam brush, I applied the wood stain (brush on in the same direction as the wood grain). I thought that adding simple trim to the fronts would really dress them up and make them look more expensive than they are. You can also use hot-dipped galvanized nails, but they may corrode and stain the trim over time. Good move choosing the black grout (And I think it looks great, but an extra bit of trim would definitely make you feel better).