What is Wainscoting?
Wainscoting in general is the paneling that covers only the lower portion of an interior wall. It has a decorative or protective function and is usually of PU, MDF. EPS strands, tiles, marble or wood. The molding along the upper edge is called a wainscot cap and may serve as a chair rail.
Modern, wainscoting is made from polyurethane, gypsum or wood panels. But these days, there is so much more variety in materials. Wainscoting provides the perfect mix of function and style by adorning the lower half of walls while also protecting the walls. This form of wall paneling started back in 1300s primarily as a way to shield the lower half of plaster walls from damage from things like chairs and tables. Today, they make up an important part of interior design, helping add some warmth and style to a space. Wainscoting is especially great at styling up bare walls that would otherwise look boring.
If you are not sure about installing the wainscoting panels, we can provide you with a perfectly neat wainscoting.
An important part of wainscoting is its height. This greatly defines its look and how it impacts the overall style of the room. When planning a wainscot installation, the first step is to measure the height you want it to reach.
- Generally, the wainscoting goes up to a 1/3 of the wall height. This is not a rigid rule; you can place it lower or higher depending on your specific décor preferences.
- Determine the height of the bottom wainscoting railing, which usually starts at 7.5 inches.
- Measure the width of the wall and divided it by the number of panels you want, determining the size of each panel.