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What Are Dado Rails?

Here at The Moulding Shop, we focus our attention on providing our customers with amazing extras for their home. These extras include dado rails, manufactured home skirting, as well as selection of functional and decorative window and door frames. Our main aim is to provide quality products that serve more than just a basic function. All of our products have been designed so as to add to the interior decor of any home or room.

As already mentioned, dado rails are somewhat of a specialty of ours here at The Moulding Shop. But what are they, exactly? Wikipedia provides us with the following definition:

A dado rail, also known as a chair rail, is a type of moulding fixed horizontally to the wall around the perimeter of a room. The dado rail is traditionally part of the dado and, although the purpose of the dado is mainly aesthetic in modern homes, the dado rail still provides the wall with protection from furniture and other contact. Traditionally, the height of the dado rail is around 36" or 900 mm, which was a suitable height to protect the wall from the backs of chairs. Since the original purpose of the dado treatment is not applicable in modern homes, it is common to see dado rails at 1200 mm or even 1500 mm from the floor. (

Along with gorgeous dado rails, we can also supply our customers with a variety of:

·  Cornices

·  Architraves

·  Solid wood

·  Wall decor

·  Material types

Here at The Moulding Shop, we design and manufacture all of our products ourselves, locally in South Africa. Because of this, whenever you purchase something from our stores, you can rest assured that you are purchasing high quality, durable products that will provide you with excellent value for your money. Our main aim is to provide value to our customers – value that they can count on year after year after year!

Window and Door Frames

Another one of our specialties here at The Moulding Shop is that of window and door frames. Once again, not only are these window and door frames functional, but they also look great, too! Adding a sense of flair to both the interior and the exterior of your home or office is really simply when you have us on your side.

Looking for something specific? In need of a particular design? Not to worry, we at The Moulding Shop can customise all of our products to suit your needs and preferences. All that you have to do is give us a call and let us know exactly that it is that you are searching for. Our creative team will be sure to assist you in satisfying your requirements at the most cost effective prices possible!

Contact us today for more information or to place an order for your dado rails, cornices, skirting, window and door frames.  

Unit 66 Northlands Deco Park,
Newmarket Road, Northriding
Telephone: 011 462 2755/4901
FAX: 011 462 3295



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