Chair Rails

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Chair Rails is traditionally part of the dado or wainscot and, although the purpose of the dado is mainly aesthetic, the dado rail may provide the wall with protection from furniture and other contact. Traditionally, the height of the dado rail is derived from the height of the pedestal of a column of classical order typically, 24 inches from the floor or about one-fifth the height of the room. Modern trends have been towards 36 inches or 900 mm, based on the assumption that its purpose is to protect the wall from chair backs.