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How to Protect Your Walls From Wheelchairs

Posted by Walter Tod on


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:

  1. From 6 in – 8 in from the floor on the wall
  2. From 11in – 13 in from the floor on the wall
  3. From 6 in – 30 in from the floor on the corner

Where Wheelchairs Damage Walls

Why Do Wheelchairs Damage Walls/Corners?

The damage from wheelchairs comes from three places on the wheelchair:

  1. 6 in – 8 in | The metal on the wheels and side frame
    Corner damage by wheelchair wheel
    Corner damage by wheelchair frame
  2. 11in – 13 in | The foot rests
    Wheelchair damage by feet on wall
  3. 6 in – 30 in | The tires
    Wheelchair tire damage on the wall

 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.

Protecting wall from wheelchair with Rub Rail
Protecting wall from wheelchair with Crash Rail

You can protect your corners with corner guards.

Protecting wall from wheelchair with corner guards

 

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