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St. Peters, MO 63376
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What is Raised Panel Wainscot?

When you start thinking about installing wainscoting in your home, you will find that there are a few different options available to you. These include shaker wainscot, recessed wainscot, and raised panel wainscot. Raised panel wainscot is very popular for its overall aesthetic appeal and design.

At St. Charles Hardwoods, we offer a wide variety of wooden wainscoting panels at competitive prices. Our quality and craftsmanship is unbeatable. To learn more about our raised panel wainscot, call us at (636) 926-2000 or (636) 717-1770. You can also visit one of our St. Louis area stores, and we will help you choose the best wainscot for your home.

The Appeal of Raised Panel Wainscot

There are two commonly used types of raised panel wainscot: classic raised panel wainscot and beaded raised panel wainscot. Classic raised panel wainscot is a more traditional style. In this style, the inner panel has a quarter rounded bead all around the perimeter. This is the most commonly found wainscot in most homes.

Beaded raised panel wainscot is a more recent pattern that has been picking up in popularity around the country. It is characterized by a second quarter rounded bead along the perimeter of the inside panel. This extra detailing adds a touch of elegance and formality to any room.

Unlike regular flat-panel wainscoting, raised panel wainscot gives design that is raised up against the flat wood surface. The biggest difference between regular wainscoting and raised panel wainscot is in the actual design of the panels. Raised panel wainscoting uses geometric patterns or molding strips that are fixed onto the flat panel.

This type of wainscoting has been popular for years and was used as far back as the 17th century. Many believe that the first English settlers built their homes with raised panel wainscot to remind them of the homes they left behind.

It used to be that only the rich could afford the luxury of raised panel wainscot. However, with the modern technology and engineering processes today, you can buy wainscot kits at affordable prices from any wood dealer or hardware store. Wainscoting is a classy and subtle way of adding a dash of style to your otherwise boring walls and stairways.

Where Can Raised Panel Wainscot be Installed?

You can install raised panel wainscot almost anywhere in your home. Here are a few popular places where people often have them installed:

  • Living Rooms
  • Dining Rooms
  • Foyers and Staircases
  • Bathrooms or Powder Rooms
  • Studies or Libraries
  • Nurseries
  • Throughout Traditional Homes or Homes with a Victorian Themed Design

Any room in the house that needs a touch of character and style can be greatly improved with raised panel wainscot. Another way to use raised panel wainscot in your home is to add it to old armoires and cabinets. Raised panel wainscot on an old armoire gives it new life and makes an old piece of furniture new and interesting.

Contact St Charles Hardwoods for Raised Panel Wainscot

When you come to St. Charles Hardwoods to buy raised panel wainscot, we give you a wide variety of choices. With panels made from different wood species and in different patterns, we have many options to choose from. So if you are looking to add a dash of luxury and class to your home, consider installing raised panel wainscot.

If you have any questions about the raised panel wainscot we offer or if you want to know how to install wainscoting in your home, you can give us a call at (636) 926-2000 or (636) 717-1770 and we would be happy to address your concerns. You can also visit one of our St. Louis hardwood lumber company stores today.