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 Walls From Wheelchairs
There are three ways to protect your walls and corners from wheelchairs.
To protect your wall you can use Rub Rail or Wall Guards.
You can protect your corners with corner guards.