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There are some decorative details in modern homes, which originally served a non-decorative purpose, such as the
horizontal strips of molding known as chair rails.
Chair rails, or chair rail molding, runs along the interior walls of many rooms, especially dining rooms, kitchens and other areas where chairs are commonly placed. The original purpose of chair rails was to prevent the backs of standard chairs from damaging plaster walls.
Today, the purpose of the chair rail is mainly aesthetic in modern homes, though the chair rail still provides the wall with protection from furniture and other contact. Originally, chair rails were running lengths of wood that ran along a wall at the same height as the back of a chair. As time progressed, decorative features were
added to chair rails.
Today, chair rails are often used principally to provide a visual break in a room in order to impart decorative
features. In some cases, chair rails have a groove along a back, bottom edge for mating with a panel, or wainscot. Installing a chair rail is a wonderful way to turn an ordinary room into an extraordinary room with minimal cost.
For information regarding chair rails or for a free estimate, call Gloger Construction today.