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Commercial vs Residential Corner Guards: What Type of Corner Guards Best Fit the Needs of your Building?

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When searching for corner guards for your building, it is important to determine the correct product for your application and budget. In (“what are the different types of corner guards”), we discussed the many sizes, materials, and installation methods available today. An important distinction to make is to evaluate whether your building will require commercial grade corner guards or residential grade. In this article, we will look at the differences and help you determine which product is right for you. Commercial Grade Corner Guards Commercial grade corner guards are often found in healthcare facilities, schools, office buildings, and other public buildings. Due to their high-traffic and frequent cleaning and maintenance, these type of buildings benefits from corner guards that are manufactured...

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The 3 Most Important Considerations When Selecting Corner Guards for a Healthcare Facility

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Durability of Corner Guards Buildings, like hospitals, nursing homes, doctors offices, and other medical facilities, experience a high rate of traffic. Therefore, the walls and corners are subject to frequent damage. It's important to select corner guards that will stand up to this kind of repeated abuse. The best products to protect against damage from beds, wheelchairs, and carts are aluminum retainer corner guards with a plastic snap-on cover. The two-piece design offers two main benefits. First, the snap on cover absorbs repeated damage without hurting the wall surface. Second, in the event that the cover is damaged, it can be removed and replaced with a new cover. Cleaning & Maintenance of Corner Guards When selecting corner protection for healthcare facilities it’s...

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Corner Guards vs. Corner Protectors

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In this article, we will look at two different types of products that have similar names and descriptions but are meant to serve very different purposes. Depending on who you are working with and where you are located, the terms "corner guards" and "corner protectors" can be used interchangeably. We will look at the most common use for each term and briefly describe the differences between the two products.

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How Do I Install Corner Guards?

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When purchasing corner guards, it is important to know the 3 main fastening options that come standard with all corner guards and the installation te Installation Method #1 - Construction Adhesive Prep wall surface by cleaning. Double check height measurement and fit of corner guard. Cut to length if needed. If you need to cut the corner guard, mark where you need to cut and use either a miter saw or snips. Apply .25” wide bead of adhesive to the back of each wing of the corner guard. Make sure adhesive is applied in the center of each wing to keep the adhesive from squeezing out. Align the placement of the corner guard on the wall beginning with the bottom...

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Rubber Wall Guards

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Rubber wall guards can be a good wall protection option for industrial applications and other high impact areas where aesthetics is a secondary concern. Often found in service areas and areas with heavy vehicular traffic, these are utilitarian products are designed to not only protect the wall surface but also the objects running into them.

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What are Wall Guards?

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A wall guard is a wall protection product designed to protect the length of a wall, such as a hallway or corridor, from damage. Common in hospitals and other healthcare facilities these products are installed at a specific height along the wall to act as a bumper for beds, carts, and other movable objects that can cause costly damage to walls. Wall guards are often complementary to corner guards and handrails in order to protect the entire building. These items are commonly referred to as bumper guards, wall guard, crash rails, or chair rails depending on the manufacturer.

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White Corner Guards

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If you are looking for a corner guard to fit with a lighter color scheme, choosing a white corner guard can be a simple and universal choice. There are a few considerations to make when deciding to use a white corner guard.

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Black Corner Guards

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When selecting a corner guard for your building, a practical and economical option is to utilize a black corner guard. One of the main purposes of a corner guard is to hide damage, and no other color hides scuffs and scrapes quite as well as black. While it may not be your first choice for matching a wall color, black corner guards can be a great option for darker areas as well as ‘back of house’ applications where design is not the primary consideration. Another reason to consider black corner guards is the fact that they often contain the highest amount of recycled material when compared to other colors.

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3 Common Mistakes When Buying Corner Guards for Hotels

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There are 3 main mistakes hotel owners and managers make when buying corner guards for hotels:

  1. Paying too much
  2. Choosing the wrong material
  3. Choosing the wrong size and fastener

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Home Depot vs Lowes vs Commercial Corner Guards

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We compare the corner guards from Home Depot, Lowes, and Commercial Corner Guards looking at...

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