wainscot wall


Old 07-13-03, 04:01 PM
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wainscot wall

Can anyone shed some light on the subject of wainscot walls? Are they appropriate for bathrooms? What is the normal height of a wainscot wall? Should they be painted or stained? Any information or direction to reference materials would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 07-13-03, 05:22 PM
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Wainscot walls are found in pretty much any room you want them in. Bathrooms, too.

I would consider about 3 feet tall if I were using regular paneling so that the panels could be cut into thirds, seated on top of the baseboards, and capped with the cap molding. This would give you about 36 inches in most new houses.

Staining or painting seems to be a personal preference. Even if you use finished paneling, you could still paint the cap molding or base to go with it.

This is the cap molding.


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Old 07-16-03, 09:56 AM
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You might want to try a textured wall finish as the wainscott. THis will give you a contrast and texture creates an ambience not found with paint finishes. One unique option is Fibredecor Designer Wallcoatings. This product is easy to apply and simple to work with.Their website is www.fibredecor.com

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