Chair Rail Information

Wally and Floora Say:

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Wally Says:

Floora, did you know the term “chair rail” originated with the Shakers? They installed railings to hang chairs while they cleaned the floors. Little did they know chair rail moulding also protects walls from damage, creating a buffer between the wall and any moving object. Ideal for homes, offices, and public spaces alike, our chair rails offer both protection and a touch of elegance.

Here's what to consider when choosing chair rails for your space:

  • Material and Strength: Our chair rails are available in wood, MDF, vinyl, and polyurethane, offering options for every aesthetic and durability requirement.
  • Design and Finish: From traditional to modern designs, and finishes ranging from natural wood to vibrant colors, select chair rails that complement your interior design theme.
  • Size and Placement: Consider the height and width of the chair rail to ensure it aligns with the furniture and room proportions. Typically, chair rails are installed one-third of the way up from the floor.
  • Installation Requirements: While some chair rails are designed for easy DIY installation with adhesive or simple fasteners, others might require more tools and expertise.

Buying Tip: For high-traffic areas or spaces with children, consider durable materials like vinyl or polyurethane that can withstand more wear and tear.

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Floora Says:

Thank you Wally, adding chair rails to your space not only protects your walls but also offers an opportunity to add a personal touch. We recommend Johnsonite chair rail if you like traditional moulding. Vinyl chair railing is a great contemporary alternative. Here's how to make the most of your installation:

  • Wall Preparation: Ensure the wall is clean and smooth. Any imperfections should be fixed before installation for a seamless appearance.
  • Measuring and Cutting: Measure twice, cut once. Accurate measurements and clean cuts are essential for a professional-looking installation.
  • ting or Staining: If you're opting for wood or MDF chair rails, consider painting or staining them before installation. This makes the process easier and less messy.
  • Installation: Install your chair rail 28-32 inches from the floor for best results. For complex designs or materials, consider hiring a professional to ensure the chair rails are perfectly aligned and securely attached.

Buying Tip: Experiment with contrasting paint colors above and below the chair rail molding to create visually striking effects. Choose from over 50 colors with aluminum retainers or EZ Clip installation, and don't forget to browse our selection for inspiration and all the materials you'll need to get started!