Wainscoting: Decorative wall application that usually is one third of the wall height. There are several types of wainscoting applications which can be made from wood, MDF, plastics and ceramic tiles.
Wainscoting verses Wainscot: The proper term is Wainscoting with the "ing". Wainscot is a city in Long Island NY.
Wainscoting America specialize in Custom Raised, Recessed and Shaker panels that have Stiles and Rails.
Wainscoting Stile: Are the vertical boards in between the inner panels.
Wainscoting Rail: Are the horizontal boards at the bottom, top and in the middle of the inner panles.
Wainscoting Inner Panel: The inner panels are usually raised or recessed and are separated by stiles and rails.
Types of Wainscoting
Beadboard Wainscoting: Traditionally have been made with individual boards that have beads that run vertically along the seams. These boards are usually assembled with a tongue and groove or a lap joint. AmericanBeadboard.com is a great source for quality Beadboard and quality moldings.
Raised Panel Wainscoting: Traditionally is made with stiles, rails and a raised inner panels. Improved one piece manufacturing techiques have many advantages in making the raised panels more affordable, easier to install and more durable because there are significantly fewer seams that can be prone to expansion and contraction cracks.
Recessed Panel Wainscoting: Similar to the Raised Panel Wainscoting but the inner panel is recessed.
Shaker Wainscoting: Similar to the Recessed Panel Wainscoting but the inner panel has a straight 90 degree edge at the stile and rail edges.
Tile Wainscoting: Usually made from ceramic tile and is a common application in bathrooms.
We have a lot of passion with regards to wainscoting and we really don't care how you spell it or how you pronounce it;) Below are some of the more common misspellings of wainscoting;
wains coting, wainscotting, wain scotting, waines coating, waynescoating, wainsoating, wayne scotting, waynescotting, wanescoating