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How to Install a Durable Chair Rail: a Detailed Guide

By Alana Geikie Subscribe to RSS | March 9th 2012 | Views:

In those days, it won’t be unusual to see a floor tiled with exquisite stones or a wall adorned with a chair rail made of marble. You may have observed a good deal of tiled floors but aren't familiar with a chair rail.

A chair rail is a molding traditionally made of wood or marble that is mounted to the walls of the home. It is employed to prevent chairs from grazing the painted or plastered walls and to give the walls adequate defense against scratches.

Apart from protecting your walls, chair rails on the walls of one's home can give it class, style, and elegance. You can effortlessly find a specialist to install a chair rail, but if you know your way around carpentry tools, then chair rail installation is really a project you can definitely do by yourself. Here is a step-by-step guide to the chair rail installation process.

Choose a chair rail that best suits your home. If you are in search of an old Roman vibe, then a marble chair rail would be a great choice. When you've chosen the chair rail, it is time to measure it against the wall so you can make the needed trims. You will have to use a level to make sure that the chair rail has consistent height. Be mindful that whenever you trim a marble molding, it's better to cut off things slowly. Removing anything extra is easier to do than replacing what’s missing.

Once the pieces are measured and cut, connect the chair rails towards the wall using glue, and then use a drill to bore holes of equal distances into each chair rail. After a hole has been drilled, use a pneumatic nailer to protect the chair rail to the wall, if possible using two ½” nails. You will need to ensure that the heads are inset so that you can conceal the nail heads with caulk or putty. Nevertheless, if you are installing a glazed travertine chair rail, you may have to cover the putty or caulk with varnish so that you will have a uniform sheen throughout the length of your chair rail.

In the event that you also plan to install mosaic tiles on your wall or floor, then you also ought to learn the proper way of doing it. Installing mosaic tiles will call for the use of a tile mosaic mesh to help keep the tiles in place. In the event that you think it'll call for a lot of time to install mosaic tiles, then you can always employ an expert to do it for you.

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