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Standard Corner Guard Sizes

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In the wall protection industry, corner guards or corner protectors are manufactured with different widths and lengths to offer various levels and types of protection against damage. It is sometimes confusing to determine which size you may need and what the measurements refer to. This quick guide will help you understand the basic corner guard sizes available, and provide some examples of the most commonly used sizes.

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How to Install Wall Guards

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  1. Measure the wall where you will be installing the wall guard to determine the length needed.
  2. Cut the aluminum retainer to length, keeping in mind that the end caps will extend 1.5″ beyond the aluminum on each end...

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Introduction to Plastic Sheet

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When looking for plastic sheet, there are a many of available options. It can be difficult to determine what type of plastic sheet might be appropriate for your specific application. First, we will take a look at basic characteristics of plastic sheet, and then we will go deeper into comparing the four most common types of plastic sheet.

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What is Acrovyn?

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If you’ve ever used or researched wall protection products then you’ve probably heard of Acrovyn®. Acrovyn® is only one product line within a larger company, Construction Specialties Group (C/S Group), who is a leading manufacturer of wall protection and other Division 10 building materials. The Acrovyn® name is often associated with a specific product but actually refers to the entire wall protection division of C/S Group.

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Do I need Stainless Steel Corner Guards?

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There are a few cases where design and maintenance requirements necessitate the use of products other than plastic corner guards. A common option that meets these needs is to utilize stainless steel corner guards. These corner guards have a sleek metallic finish, are easy to clean and provide heavy-duty protection against continuous damage.

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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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