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Setting Up that Ideal Chair Rail for Your Home

By Alana Geikie Subscribe to RSS | March 9th 2012 | Views:
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To see a floor tiled with exquisite stones or even a wall adorned with a chair rail made of marble is not a strange occasion in those days. You may have noticed a lot of tiled floors but aren't familiar with a chair rail.

A chair rail is a molding usually made of wood or marble that's mounted to the walls of the house. It's employed to prevent chairs from grazing the painted or plastered walls and to provide the walls adequate defense against scratches.

Apart from protecting your walls, chair rails on the walls of the home can give it class, style, and elegance. You can quickly find a professional to install a chair rail, but in the event that you know your way around carpentry tools, then chair rail installation is actually a project you can certainly do yourself. Here is a step-by-step guide to the chair rail installation process.

Opt for a chair rail that best suits your house. If you are trying to find an old Roman vibe, then a marble chair rail could be a fantastic option. Once you've chosen the chair rail, it’s time to measure it against the wall so you can make the necessary trims. You will ought to use a level to make sure that the chair rail has consistent height. Be mindful that when you trim a marble molding, it's better to cut off things slowly. Removing anything extra is simpler to do than replacing what’s already trimmed.

Once the pieces are measured and cut, affix the chair rails to the wall using glue, and then use a drill to bore openings of the same distances into every chair rail. Once a hole has been drilled, use a pneumatic nailer to secure the chair rail to the wall, preferably making use of two 0.5 inch nails. You'll have to make sure that the heads are inset so that you can cover the nail heads using caulk or putty. However, if you are installing a glazed travertine chair rail, you may need 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. If you think it'll require a great deal of time to install mosaic tiles, then you can always employ a professional to do it for you.

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