Chair Rail

What does Chair Rail Mean?

Definition of Chair Rail in Construction
Term used to describe a piece of wood, metal, tile, stone that is located at the height of the top of a chair, and would provide protection to the wall, if the chair were to impact the wall surface. The term is used very loosely as an architectural feature, and can identify a host of architectural features within the interior and exterior of a structure. However, the term evolved from the need to protect the interior walls from the impact of chairs constantly slamming against the wall and damaging the surface.