How to protect the corners of the walls

One of the places that recurrently suffers damage in our homes are the corners of the walls.

This happens mainly when corridor has walls that create a very narrow space and that makes difficult the fluid and comfortable traffic in that area, especially if in these sections we carry elements that can rub or hit the corners at the moment of performing the curve or turn.

Other times it obeys simple wear due to a weak mixture in the cement or brick that make up the wall, which deteriorates with the passage of time or with the constant rubbing of the bodies on it.

The solution for these situations is the placement of reinforcements, which are sheets of metal, wood, PVC, cardboard or other material used to give the protection need for the corner and does not receive the daily abuse. These corner guards can purchased from various stores or can be ordered online from Boss Steel.

It is not necessary that the placement of the corner is extended to the top of the wall, but can be limited to the area more accessible to damage, which could occur up to one meter or one and a half meters high in the corners.

Depending on the type of corner tile to be used in the corners of the wall, one or another form of fixing will be necessary; that is to say, if it is metal, it is most likely that they are fixed to the surface with some long screws, but if it is wood, PVC or cardboard, some types of adhesives suitable for them can also be used.

Some corners have been designed even with self-adhesive, which allows them to be firmly fixed to the wall and keep them there for a long time protecting them.

A way to protect the corners of the passage areas

If the road is narrow and close to the house, when you carry tools such as the wheelbarrow to the garden it is possible that it sometimes rubs against the walls or corners when making the turns, deteriorating the wall if the material is not too strong, like for example the brick.

To avoid damaging the corners, you can reinforce them with metal plates in the shape of an V. The height of these plates will depend on your taste, you can simply protect them up to half height and paint, up to that height, the bricks, for example, red and the space between the white, something usual in some buildings. To fix the metal sheet to the wall you can choose to use long screws that allow you to obtain a durable union or a contact adhesive valid for the two types of materials to be joined.

It is also possible to protect the corners of the interior of the house with wood, especially if small children can hit them. Wood is a much softer material than the wall itself, which will turn the corner into a less dangerous obstacle.

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