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Is There a Difference Between Wainscoting and Bead Board?  

Looking for some wainscoting decoration ideas? Do the terms wainscoting and bead board sound confusing? It’s natural! After all, they belong to the same wall décor family. They are both wall panels used for ages.

IMG 1Actually, the history of wall paneling goes back many decades. When homes were still made of stone, people used wood panels to enhance inner warmth. Later on, these same panels were used for the protection of walls. And here is where the meaning of chair rails is explained. It served as the upper board of wainscots to protect the wall from the chairs.

These days, paneling is an interior design trick to cover drywall imperfections or enhance the looks of a room. And we kind of use both wainscoting and bead board interchangeably. So it’s natural to get confused. Our job here is to shed some light on their differences (if any).

What is wainscoting?

Wall panel wainscoting is made of wood, plastic, and other materials. It is used to cover the entire or part of the wall as an interior design idea or wall protection. The first paneling style dating back to the early 18th century covered the wall from floor to ceiling. Such wainscots still exist today and are called raised panels. Later on, the wainscoting style changed. It occupied about 1/3 of the wall and had a baseboard at its lowest part and the chair rail at the upper end. Most common wainscots are tongue-and-groove boards although there are whole sheets and different techniques to install them.

IMG 2What’s special about wainscoting?

The special thing about modern wainscoting is that there are different types of paneling, including:

Flat panel wainscoting, which is the simplest type of paneling. Regardless of their height/size, they have a clean cut line with baseboards, chair rails, and stiles. Raised panels usually range between 30 to 40 inches. The baseboard might be constructed by different moldings. Its main characteristic is the beveled edge which often starts about 5” over the floor. Beaded raised panels resemble the raised panels but have a smaller beveled edge and the panel is more detailed.

Beaded recessed panels resemble the flat panels but they have a beaded edge. Recessed panels are like the beaded recessed ones but without the special edges.

IMG 3The shaker panels are like the flat panels but they are narrower and much taller. Overlay panels are like their raised counterparts with the difference that they have a distinct design style with a board right in the middle. As you can see there are many wainscoting types and bead boards are one of them as well. So let’s see what makes this type distinguishable.


What’s so special about bead boards?

A beadboard panel brings a cottage style interior design look to your house. Its distinctive feature is the vertical beaded lines. They are still tongue-and-groove boards and the most popular widths of the boards are 2 ½ ” and 1 5/8 ”. They can be installed with baseboard and chair rails and although they commonly cover 1/3 of the wall, you can also cover half or the entire wall.

It’s hard to imagine it now, but once upon a time bead boards were installed piece by piece. Today, they are sold either as individual boards or whole sheets. Some interior designers have abandoned the vertical striped paneling and started installing them horizontally to give a whole new perspective to home walls.

IMG 4So where do these observations lead us? Are there no differences between beaded panel boards and wainscoting? The fact is that bead boards are wainscotings. If we assume that wainscoting is wall paneling, bead boards are one type of wainscots. Just like flat, raised, and other types of wainscotings, bead boards have their distinctive features and very unique looks. And that’s their main difference. Other than that, there is nothing to be confused about. It’s only about choosing the right wainscoting decoration ideas and styles to accent your home walls. And if you like the striped panels, bead boards are for you!

All About Dr. David Samadi

Dr. David Samadi has made an incredible name from himself. He has worked hard to be one of the best prostate surgeons. His goal is to remain compassionate while helping men, ranging in age, have a successful prostate cancer treatment. To this day Dr. David Samadi has successfully executed over 7,000 robotic prostate surgeries. He is now a lead prostate surgeon in New York.

In his early years as a young boy, the Iranian Revolution was taking place. This mishap forced Samadi to leave the place he was born. At the peaking age of only 15, the tragedy taking place was a paramount part of his growth. He ended up in Roslyn, New York where he finished high school. He earned his college degree in biochemistry at the University of New York on a full ride scholarship.

Dr. David Samadi has quite the impressive resume. His work experience includes but is not limited to:

• Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic [June 2014-present]
• Contributor for Fox News Health [January 2011-present]
• Fox News Contributor [August 2009-present]
• Fox News medical consultant [June 2009-present]
• Chief of Robotic Surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center [January 2011-June 2013]
• Director of Laparoscopic surgery at the Columbia Presbyterian in New York [July 2002-May 2007]

• Volunteer at the emergency room in Stoney Brook Hospital [July 1990-July 1994]

Along with his work experiences, he also made consecutive publications. Mann About Town released in July of 2012, and Decisional Regret After Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy is Higher in African American Men released the following year in 2013. Dr. Samadi speaks four languages including: Hebrew, French, English, and Persian.

Dr. Samadi notes in a recent article that it is not fully understood what the cause of most cancers. He elaborates on how our exposure to carcinogens play a role, and how everyone has complete control over their everyday lifestyle habits to reduce some known risks. Approximately 20% of all cancer diagnosed in the United States is the result of excessive alcohol consumption, very poor nutrition, and body fatness. He reintroduces that there is no way to avoid cancers in their entirety, but there are active steps to refrain from a bigger risk. He says to pay attention to your body, and continue to beat the odds of remaining cancer free.

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