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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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How to Cut Corner Guards

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There are instances where you may need to cut down a corner guard in order to make it fit in a desired location. Depending on the specific material, there are a few different methods for cutting a corner guard, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Below is a description of the 3 most common cutting techniques. Power Saw For professional contractors the quickest and most accurate way to cut a corner guard is to use a power saw such as an electric miter saw. Power saws have a tendency to break some brittle plastics like polycarbonate, so it’s important to use a fine-tooth saw blade made for cutting plastic and to support or clamp the material properly. As always,...

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What are the Different Kinds of Corner Guards?

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There are many different kinds of corner guards available to meet your building's specific needs. Whether your main focus is a seamless design, or you are simply looking for impact protection, there are many materials, finishes, and types of corner guards available today.  In this article we will review the main types of corner guards and their common use cases.

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Where Can I Buy Corner Guards?

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Corner guards can be purchased through a wide variety of vendors and manufacturers. Depending on the product, some sellers offer corner guards online while others have products in stock in physical stores. Keep in mind that there are only a handful of sellers that also manufacture their own products. Many stores and websites are simply distributors, buying and reselling the products.

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