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We have two collections of Dado Rails, Chair Rail & Panel Mouldings, Axxent (Standard) and Luxxus (Premium), benefits of each are detailed below. Click the image to view the appropriate collection.
Our Luxxus Collection of dado and panel mouldings offers a vast range of designs and options for the discerning home owner, and is often the preferred choice of the Hotel & Restaurant trades. The polyurethane panel mouldings and dado rails are produced in state of the art moulds which give incredible definition and detailing. Each product is primed and ready for one final finishing coat of paint.
Unlike traditional alternatives your paint will not be absorbed into these Orac Decor dado rails and panel mouldings requiring several coats to be applied. Our Luxxus Premium Collection wall dado and panel moulding is available in deep profiles which are particularly useful in rooms with high ceilings. Many Luxxus Collection wall dado and panel mouldings are also available in a flexible material, which can be used to decorate circular towers, traditional bay windows or even arched doorways. Choose the Luxxus Collection when looking to achieve the ultimate traditional style.
Our Axxent Collection of dado rail and panel mouldings is the Number 1 choice for the DIY enthusiast. Each product is lightweight and easy to install, and can typically be fitted in half the time of fibrous cement alternatives. Our Axxent dado rail and panel mouldings are made from a lightweight and durable material which already has a primer coat applied. Unlike traditional alternatives your paint will not be absorbed into the mouldings requiring many coats to be applied. You do not need the skills of a tradesman as the materials can easily be installed by one person. Typically these Orac Decor dado rails and panel mouldings can be installed on one day, and finished the next.
The Axxent Collection panel mouldings are ideal for 90% of applications where standard ceiling heights and straight lengths are required.
A key factor of our materials is their ease of use and availability, delivered direct to your door. Polyurethane is a plastic material which is completely impervious to moisture, making Orac Decor dado rails and panel mouldings waterproof for use in bathrooms and kitchens. Samples can be ordered with a brochure from each product page and these will be posted to you. If you have any questions or would like to discuss your project, please contact us using our Contact page.
Advantages of Orac Decor Dado Rail and Panel Mouldings Orac Decor dado rail and panel mouldings are installed in many exclusive
worldwide developments. Examples include The Savoy, Hilton and Intercontinental. 60% of European continental builders now specify these materials and they are now
increasingly being used in the UK.
Ready for immediate use: Orac Decor dado rail and panel mouldings are available from stock for next day delivery*. Plaster dado rail and panel mouldings need to dry before installing; this can take up to two weeks. Wood dado rail and panel mouldings need to be primed and then undercoated. Significantly increasing the preparation time. The glues used with Orac Decor cure quickly whereas plaster and wood installations take time to dry before finishing can commence.
Clean: Orac Decor dado rail and panel mouldings only requires glue to fix, perfect for refurbishment and new build projects. Plaster dado rail and panel mouldings often involve considerable amounts of water and dust resulting in surrounding damage. Wood dado rail and panel mouldings normally require nailing, filling the head dent and then smoothing off. Refurbishments using plaster dado rail and panel mouldings can problematic and damaging the existing infrastructure.
Easy to installdado rail and panel mouldings: Orac Decor dado rail and panel mouldings, due to their lightweight, only require glue to install. There is no need to pin as with plaster or wood dado rail and panel mouldings. Plaster dado rail and panel mouldings normally requires two people due weight, whereas installation of Orac Decor dado rail and panel mouldings can be by just one person. Due to its lightweight, Orac Decor dado rail and panel mouldings can be installed on to any type of surface, including partitions and plaster board.
Time saving: Orac Decor dado rail and panel mouldings can be installed much faster and easier, whereas installing plaster dado rail and panel mouldings is a heavy and difficult job which takes time and additional skills.
Fast finishing: Orac Decor dado rail and panel mouldings are pre-primed ready for the top coat of paint. Orac Decor dado rail and panel mouldings have a smooth surface which does not absorb paint, so only the final coat is required. Plaster dado rail and panel mouldings do not come primed and require sealing. Plaster dado rail and panel mouldings are difficult to paint as it does not have a smooth surface. Importantly plaster dado rail and panel mouldings absorb paint and up to three coats can be required. Wood dado rail and panel mouldings need to be knotted, primed and undercoated first, waiting for each coat to dry.
Detailed design features: Traditional plaster dado rail and panel moulds tend to produce rounded detail. The steel moulds used for Orac Decor dado rail and panel mouldings are very detailed and precise. The repeated use of plaster dado rail and panel moulds rounds the detail whereas with Orac Decor dado rail and panel mouldings the detailing is consistent. Wood dado rail and panel mouldings are limited in the designs that can be achieved.
Strong & shock resistant: Orac Decor dado rail and panel mouldings are tough, hard and difficult to break. Plaster dado rail and panel mouldings are easily broken and shattered. These issues are extremely relevant in both delivery and installation.
Developing cracks: Orac Decor 'Extra Fix' fuses the dado rail and panel moulding joints to produce strong joints. Plaster and wood dado rail and panel moulding joints move through drying and aging resulting in cracks in the dado rail and panel moulding lengths and joints.
Suitable in humid environments: Orac Decor dado rail and panel mouldings are impervious to moisture. Plaster and wood dado rail and panel mouldings can take in moisture and so is less suitable for humid and exterior environments.
'Flexi' Coving for curved walls: Orac Decor 'Flexi' dado rail and panel mouldings are a standard product, using the same moulds as the rigid range, but with a rubberised material. Orac Decor Rigid and Flexible dado rail and panel mouldings can be used together providing an excellent solution to rooms with a curved bay. Plaster and wood dado rail and panel mouldings require an onsite expert for installation of dado rail and panel mouldings on curved walls.
Cabling: The void behind some of the dado rail and panel moulding designs can hide unsightly cabling.
In summary, why on earth would you use plaster or wood for dado rail or panel mouldings?