In fact, in rooms with 9-ft. to 10-ft. ceilings, this height is actually most appropriate for chair rail, and best falls within the rules of classical architecture (see photo, right). .. In 18th Century American architecture, 10′ was normal, except in the South, where much higher ceilings prevailed in grand houses.

Correct me if I'm not understanding it properly,but to simplify,they seem to be saying that chair rail height should be approximately 1 5 of the ceiling height.So: 8 foot ceiling=96" divided by 5 = about 19 .. And that a guy 6'5" with tiny little feet thinks that's normal. I'll bet he's working to stay vertical in a mild

Chair Rail Height: Floor Placement or Relative Placement. Chair Railing. House of Fara. How high? In the past, when chair rail was actually used as a bumper for chair backs, the answer would have been "as high as the backs of the chairs." But chair rail now is used as more of a design element than a

Determining the right chair rail height. Many people think that 36 inches is the proper height of a chair rail in a typical home. But what is typical? Homes don't have a set distance from floor to ceiling these days. In fact, the ceiling height might vary from one room to another. How do you decide where the chair

Most experts place chair rails at one-third the distance of the ceiling height. For a standard 8-foot ceiling, they should be installed about 32 inches from the floor. Hull cautions that most people install chair rails too high on their walls. “About 28 to 32 inches is an optimum range for chair rail height,” says Hull. “Lower is always