How to protect walls from a wheelchair

Written by stacey price
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How to protect walls from a wheelchair
Wheelchair guards protect walls in high traffic areas from damage. (man in wheelchair image by jimcox40 from

A lot of damage is done to walls by wheelchairs when the walls are too narrow or have a lot of turns. Install wheelchair wall guards to protect your walls from this damage. Wall guards come in a variety of colours that you can match to your decor. Guards also come in various sizes, and they are available in clear plastic, white plastic or aluminium covered in vinyl.

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  • Screw driver
  • Wall guards

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    Decide which rooms need wall guards, and then determine the functional purpose of these guards. Some wall guards have handles that allow you to hold onto them in case of a fall. Other wall guards can be placed in certain areas like closer to the floor to prevent damage to the walls.

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    Decide what size guard you need. A 3-inch guard protects the wall from the bottom of your wheel chair and a 6-inch guard protects the wall at armchair level.

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    Buy the guards online, at a medical supply store or from a major retailer.

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    Use the screwdriver to secure the wall guards vertically onto the areas where wheelchairs do the most damage. Most wall guards come with pre-drilled holes and screws for fastening.

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