Chair Rail Moulding
Chair rail moulding is placed horizontally part way up a wall to protect the surface from chair-backs, and used simply as decoration.
The chair rail moulding is usually part of the wainscot and, although the purpose of the chair rail is mainly aesthetic, the chair rail may provide the wall with protection from furniture and other contact. Traditionally, the height of the dado rail is derived from the height of the pedestal of a column of classical order, classically 24 inches from the floor or about one-fifth the height of the room. Modern trends have been towards 36 inches, based on the theory that its purpose is to protect the wall from chair backs. The term 'chair rail' is also used for this reason.
Decorative moulding by First Class Building Products are supplied in a variety of building materials including, high density polyurethane (HDP), glass-fiber reinforced gypsum (GRG), and fiber reinforced polymer (FRP).
Most common interior moulding material is our high density polyurethane. Our HDP is used on both interior and exterior moulding construction projects. HDP is weather proof and bug resistant and will last a lifetime unlike traditional species of wood mouldings.
Mouldings are usually used for capping walls "crown moulding", chair rails, door surrounds like casing, pilasters and window headers.
Exterior mouldings like a cornice (from the Italian cornice meaning "ledge") is generally any horizontal decorative molding that crowns a building - the cornice over a door or window, for instance, or the cornice around the top edge of a pedestal or along the top of a window header or door crosshead.