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Wall Protection for Chairs

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There are three ways to protect your walls from chairs: polycarbonate/lexan chair rails, Rubstrips, and wall guards. Each of these will increase in cost and complexity and we'll walk through each option. Clear Polycarbonate/Lexan Chair Rail See Polycarbonate Chair Rail The least expensive option is a clear chair rail. The benefits of this product is that it's strong and inexpensive. The potential downsides are that you can see through the product so you won't be able to hide previous damage on the wall. Also, these are attached with screws (through predrilled holes) and some people would like to hide fasteners. Rubstrips See Rubstrips Vinyl rubstrips (also called "rub rail" or "crash rail") are thin vinyl strips that come in 4–8" widths. They are...

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Corner Guards Dimensions

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There are three corner guard dimensions that are important: height, wing width, and angle. How to Choose The Height of a Corner Guard What height your corner guard should be depends on two questions: What are the types of damage you need to protect against? What is your interior aesthetic? Regarding the first question, how high your corner guard needs to be depends on how high things like baggage or carts are. That is, how high are the objects that will damage the wall. Regarding the second question, if the only things that will damage the corner are less than 4 ft then you have the option to use a 4ft or 8ft corner guard. And you can make that decision...

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How to Protect Your Walls From Wheelchairs

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Wheelchairs often damage walls and corners. In this blog we're going to look at where they damage the most and the best strategies to protect your walls and corners. Where Do Wheelchairs Damage Walls and Corners? Wheelchairs damage walls in three places: From 6 in – 8 in from the floor on the wall From 11in – 13 in from the floor on the wall From 6 in – 30 in from the floor on the corner Why Do Wheelchairs Damage Walls/Corners? The damage from wheelchairs comes from three places on the wheelchair: 6 in – 8 in | The metal on the wheels and side frame 11in – 13 in | The foot rests 6 in – 30 in | The tires  How to Protect...

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How to Install Corner Guards with Self Adhesive Tape

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This is how you stick corner guards with tape adhesive to the corner to the best adhesion and long term protection. Clean both sides of the corner to remove any dust, grease, or debris that would weaken the bond of the tape. Remove backing of tape on both sides of the wings of the corner guard. Press the bottom of the corner guard against the wall and work up from the bottom. Apply pressure on both sides of the corner guard all the way up and down and on both sides (that is, each wing).  If you're looking to purchase corner guards with tape we offer those in both vinyl and polycarbonate ("Lexan").

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Corner Guard Spec Section

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The MasterFormat corner guard spec section is 10 26 13. That is inside 10 26 00 Wall and Door Protection and Division 10 - Specialities. If you need Commercial Corner Guard specification information for your project you can chat with us by clicking on the chat icon in the bottom right of the screen or contact us at projects@commercialcornerguards.com.

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Menard's/Trimaco Corner Guards

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Menard's sells Trimaco Corner Guards and we are going to review the similarities and differences between their corner guards and ours and discuss when you should and should not use them. Trimaco Colors and Sizes Menards offers Trimaco clear corner guards in 4' length in a wing width of 5/8" and 1-1/8" and 8' length only in a wing width of 5/8". (The "wing width" is the distance between one edge of the corner guard to the corner.) These are the available corner guards from Menards vs. Commercial Corner Guards. 4' Corner Guard Availability Menards   3/4" 5/8" 1.125" 1.5" 2" 2.5" Bull No Fastener Tape Nails Screws Commercial Corner Guards   3/4" 5/8" 1.125" 1.5" 2" 2.5" Bull No Fastener Tape...

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45 Degree Corner Guards

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Most corners are 90° which is why most corner guards are 90°. But there are are walls of other angles and the most common are 135° and 45°. 

Corners that are 45° especially need protection given that there is less material on the corner due to its small angle. 

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How to Remove Corner Guards

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How you remove your corner guards depends on how they are attached to the wall. There are three types of fasteners: self-stick tape, adhesive, or nails. 

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What is a Bullnose Corner?

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A bullnose corner is a rounded corner on a wall in a building. The term is also used for rounded tile and stairs. Bullnose corners on walls are normally created by a rounded, bullnose corner bead.  In order to protect the corner, it should be protected by a bullnose corner guard. Using a corner guard designed to conform to a rounded corner both retains the rounded aesthetic and provides the best protection against dents and scratches. How to Measure a Bullnose Corner There are two different types of measurements with bullnose corner guards: The radius of the corner or the wall or corner guard The width of the corner guard How to Measure the Radius of a Bullnose Corner Use...

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Lowe's/Miller Corner Guards Review

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Lowe's sells corner guards manufactured by Miller LLC. And while we are certainly biased given that we manufacture corner guards, that also gives us expertise. And with this expertise we can outline the main differences between corner guard's from Lowe's and us. Material & Strength of Lowe's Corner Guards While we don't know the exact type of plastic material of Miller's corner guards we do know it is not polycarbonate (also known as Lexan), the material out of which our corner guards are made. And we know this because we tested their material strength and when a force is applied to Lowe's corner guards they shatter and this is not the material characteristic of polycarbonate. Polycarbonate is an extremely strong...

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