At first glance a corner guard may seem basic, but when it is used inside your building and is meant to stand the test of time, you want to make the right decision.
We often come across facilities that use a piece of plastic angle from a hardware store such as Bunnings, to protect a battered corner. Although versatile, these are not designed to take constant impact and may shatter or crack over time.
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Below are some of the main factors that are important to consider when selecting the right type of corner guard for your building. As you will see, it isn't just impact resistance that is important. Depending on your application, some considerations may be more important than others.
Note: If we have missed a factor that you consider important, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org, we would love to hear.
|Scale: 1-5 (1 being poor and 5 being excellent)||Tape on corner guards||Bluenose corner guards||Aluminium retainer corner guards||Flush mounted corner guards||Stainless steel corner guards||Plastic angle from hardware store|
|Impact resistance (blunt)||3||5||4||4||4||1|
|Impact resistance (sharp)||3||3||3||3||5||2|
|Easy to install||5||3||3||1||3||3|
|Easy to clean||4||4||4||4||5||3|