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Vinyl Rub Rail

wX14 Series

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  • Overview

    Textured vinyl rub rails are a durable, economic answer to the wear and tear of heavy traffic areas. It is an excellent wall protector from chairs. In addition to providing exceptional wall protection, the vinyl is embossed with a texture to give it a soft finish color that complements interior designs.

     

    What's Included

    Rub rails are available in 8' x 5" or 8' x 8" sections.

    Raw Materials

    Wallprotex produces vinyl rub rails from top UL fire-rated material. Vinyl is a popular choice for interiors and construction projects due to the material’s chemical and mold resistance, and the ease of cleaning.

  • Installation Procedure

    Note on Freshly Painted Surfaces

    When installing WX14 rub rails with double sided tape over freshly painted surfaces be sure to follow all of the paint manufactures requirements on drying and curing time as it relates to the environment of the building. Some paints may take up to 2 weeks to fully cure. Applying a double sided tape rub rail over paint that has not fully cured can cause damage to the paint and wall finish should you decide to remove the rub rail at any point.

    Rub Rails with Double Sided Tape

    1. Wall surfaces must be clean, dry, and free from dust and grease. Wipe the wall surface with a solvent to assure all grease, dust and dirt are removed. Make sure that the cleaning solvent used will not damage the finish on the wall surface.
    2. Using the correct plans and layout guides measure and mark the specified height of the top or the bottom of the rub rail from the floor. Using a chalk line connect the marks on the wall, make sure that the chalk line is level.
    3. If required, cut rub rail to required length, ensuring that all cuts are square and burr free.
    4. Apply double sided tape to the back (smooth) side 1/2” from the edge on the top and bottom of the run rail. Peel off the protective film from the double sided tape along the top and the bottom of the rub rail partially, then place the rub rail along the chalk lines making sure that it is straight and level. Continue to remove the protective film from the tape as you move down the length of the rub rail and attach to the wall. Press firmly or use a roller along the entire length of the rub rail to ensure a good bond.

    Using Adhesive

    Note: Recommended for attaching to unsealed wood, sealed and unsealed plaster, concrete block and brick.

    1. Wall surfaces must be clean, dry, and free from dust and grease. Wipe the wall surface with a solvent to assure all grease, dust and dirt are removed. Make sure that the cleaning solvent used will not damage the finish on the wall surface.
    2. Using the correct plans and layout guides measure and mark the specified height of the top or the bottom of the rub rail from the floor. Using a chalk line connect the marks on the wall, make sure that the chalk line is level.
    3. If required, cut rub rail to required length, ensuring that all cuts are square and burr free.
    4. Apply adhesive to the wall along the marked location, make sure to maintain a 1/4” clearance from the top and bottom of the rub rail. Spread the mastic evenly along the entire area, use of a notched trowel is recommended.
    5. Beginning at one end of the run begin installing the rub rail, aligning either the top or the bottom with the chalk line. Continue this process along the entire length of the rub rail, then using the palm of your hand or a roller go back along the entire length of the rub rail applying firm pressure in order to ensure a good bond. Clean up any mastic leakage along the run immediately with soap and water. Be sure to use an acceptable vinyl adhesive, such as liquid nails, or as supplied by Wallprotex, follow the usage and safety instructions on the adhesive.

    Cleaning Instructions

    • For best results, the use of liquid cleaners such as 409®, fantastik®, Mr. Clean®, etc. are recommended. The use of powder cleansers is not recommended, use of such cleaners can leave residue which is difficult to remove.
    • Do not use chlorinated or aromatic hydrocarbons, esters or ketones to clean Wallprotex vinyl products. Avoid the use of heavy degreasers, compounds containing surfactants, and abrasive compounds or cleaning devices.
  • Please Note

    Vinyl rub rails can be cut and fabricated on the job site to fit the size you need.

  • FAQ

    What is the thickness of a rub rail?

    .080" 

    How do I cut rub rail?

    Rub rail are safest and easiest to cut using a utility knife or box cutter. Using a straight edge, make a few light scoring passes before cutting completely through the material.