CHAIR RAIL MOLDING
If you are looking to add the crown molding
then it is best to start with the chair rail molding. It helps in giving the
right proportion to the room in addition to the refinement in space. But care
should be taken while installing the chair rail molding as many tend to mix up
the height. The chair rail molding is the right choice when the purpose is to
divide the room and to scale up space.
Initially, people used to think that the
chair rail moldings are used to protect the walls from any possible damage from the
back of the chairs. But the actual fact is that the chair rails were used to
divide the walls into much better proportions and to accentuate with colors in
the ancient period. The right height for the chair rail molding is important to
get the expected result. It is often said that the height should be one-third
the distance of the ceiling height.
In the case of a ceiling which is 8-foot,
it is better to go with the installation which is 32 inches from the floor.
Avoid the mistake of putting up the moldings too high as many people tend to do
this. You can keep the average of around 28 to 32 inches. It is said that going
lower with the height is always better. In the case of the width, the ideal one
to look for is the chair rail molding with two or three inches in width. The
materials such as metal, vinyl, and polymer are most commonly used here.
The cost of the chair rail molding will
naturally depend on the width and on the material used. The designing base
should also be taken into account. One can expect an average of $100 for 8-foot
molding. Most people go for the crown molding to finish the look. There are
different choices available too. The use of paint color is a popular
alternative option. It can divide the wall but can also optimally show the
change the color.
This was once a popular choice in the case
of design and functionality. Now the chair rail moldings are again getting back
into trend. The usual style of the chair rail moldings is thin and delicate.
Then again, there are all types of moldings where the ornamental part will be
larger. In the case of spacious rooms, the chair rail molding can be used to
add in a bit of drama. The extra large chunky kind of chair rail moldings will
be suitable for the dining rooms and living rooms which are very spacious.
While the popular choices in the materials
tend to be oak and polar the materials such as Maple, Bass and Ash are also
chosen from time to time. One can also go with the option of custom design if
they have something specific in mind. If your formal dining room is in need of
chair rail molding, then going for a slimy thin one or a neat custom made
design will be an apt choice.