Wainscoting

Installing appliques wainscoting can grant you a variety of means by which to achieve the appropriate paneling of a wall. A decorative wall treatment our appliques wainscoting and decoration allows for specific customization and fitting to particular areas throughout a room. Our company offers advanced appliques wainscoting services which are ideal for more complex room layouts and designs.

What is Wainscoting

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Wainscoting is the application of wood to walls as a decorative or protective accent. Wainscoting can cover the bottom three to five feet of a wall with tongue-and-groove wood, or can consist merely of decorative molding applied in an attractive design. Depending on your skill, you can install pre-made wainscoting or create your own design using molding and pre-made wooden accents.

Wainscoting Types and Materials

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Wainscoting is traditionally made from wood, although there are some plastic versions available. When choosing your wainscoting, consider the following:

materials you want to use
complexity of the task and skill at carpentry
your budget and the final look you want to achieve
overall scale of the room and the furniture that will be used in that room
adjoining walls and any windows or doors in the walls to which the wainscoting will be applied
finishing costs

Finishing costs can be very significant in many cases. They should not be ignored when budgeting your wainscoting project cost. You may wish to paint or wallpaper part or all of the room where the wainscoting is being installed, or use a faux finish above a chair rail. You may also want to paint the wainscoting or stain it if it is made from natural wood.

Good Wainscoting with Crown Moulding will increase the decorative look of your inner homes. To save time and money, make sure you understand the limitations and scope for your wainscotting.

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Raised Panel Wainscoting

A raised panel wainscot, popular in England throughout the Stuart and Georgian periods, was the earliest style to be developed. Each panel is pushed out into the room slightly, so that it is in front of the styles and rails. The beveled edge created by molding is very noticeable. Raised panel wainscoting is the most formal wainscot style even today.

The raised panel wainscot is pushed out slightly into the room so that it is in front of the style and rails, with a noticeable beveled edge. This wainscoting is the most formal and traditional kind.

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Flat Panel Wainscoting

A recessed panel, or flat panel, wainscot was developed during the 19th century in North America. The panels are placed a little deeper than the rails and styles, giving a recessed appearance. No molding is used, so the panel edges are very obvious. These panels were used in Mission-style buildings and were often placed in Craftsman houses.

Recessed of flat panel wainscoting features deeper panels, giving it a recessed appearance. There is no moulding used so that the panel edges are obvious to the eye. This type of wainscoting is often used in craftsman style homes.

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Beadboard Wainscoting

During the Victorian period, wainscot made of beadboard was very popular, especially for informal areas or beach houses. It was usually installed with the beaded lines running vertically The rails and styles were quite narrow and inconspicuous. Today, beadboard wainscoting is often used to create a casual or country mood.

Informal and airy, beadboard is installed with beaded lines running vertically. The rails and styles of this kind of wainscoting are narrow and inconspicuous, lending the style to casual or country homes.

Wainscoting Installation

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Wainscoting refers to a flat, decorative panels covering a wall. A decorative wainscoting application allows for customization of a plain wall and can be used when covering unattractive areas such as power switches, circuit breakers, and other annoyances. Wainscoting can also be used to protect a portion of the wall from water damage, such as in bathrooms and kitchens. With unique designs and interesting layouts, your wainscoting can become a part of your home’s traditional or modern décor. Overall, homeowners install wainscoting to add aesthetic appeal to a plain wall or room. VIP Classic Moulding designs and installs wainscoting in all homes, allowing you customization of your wall or area. Our company offers advanced and complex wainscoting layouts and designs. Wainscoting can cover the bottom the to five feet of a wall full wood, or can merely consist of a decorative moulding applied in an attractive design. Remember that there are various types of wainscoting, and positions in which you can apply them.

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Before you start installing

Traditionally made from wood, wainscoting is often applied with wallpaper. Before considering wainscoting think of the room you wish to have covered, how the windows and furniture will look with wainscoting, whether you wish to paint or stain the wood, and whether you want to install it in conjunction with crown moulding. Well applied wainscoting can greatly enhance the elegance of your room and serves as excellent decoration in mundane interiors.

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Wainscoting Uses

Wainscoting can be applied in all interiors and can be used to enhance and protect your home’s walls. For some examples of VIP Classic Moulding’s previous uses of wainscoting, please see our project gallery. Our company offers full services, including wainscoting design and installation. We create accented interiors for your home, ensuring your complete satisfaction.

VIP Classic Moulding is a five star rated trim carpentry company in Toronto With great know-how in hardwood floors and associated products, we guarantee the highest level of service and expertise, providing a top-quality product to ensure customer satisfaction. Get in touch by email or call us.

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