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
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.
Vinyl rubstrips (also called "rub rail" or "crash rail") are thin vinyl strips that come in 4–8" widths. They are available in a variety of colors to match the wall and provide excellent protection against scratches and scuffs. It also has a texture that is often described as orange peel or haircell. The texture provides more matte finish and hides scratches.
With wall guard (also known as "bumper guard" or "crash rail") there is a significant step up in cost and protection. The wall guard is an assembly of an aluminum retainer, bumper, and cover as well as end caps to elegantly finish the product.
All of these three options for protecting your walls from damage from chairs will be excellent. The questions to consider are:
- What is my budget?
- How do I want to wall protection to look?
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