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Beadboard / Wainscoting Sample Pack


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A sample package of Planks and Trims used for our Beadboard Wainscoting Kits that includes: 

-2-Three-Beaded Shiplap Plank in Primed MDF
-2-Shiplap, 6" Deep V-Grooved, Wide Plank in Primed MDF
-2-Beaded, Tongue & Groove Planks, in White Vinyl
-1-Primed, MDF Lower Rail / PVC Shoe combination
-1-Poplar Cap with a ⅜" back set to accommodate both of our MDF planks

If you do not see a specific item that you are looking for listed, contact us and at no additional charge and we can send other related samples like: Beaded, V-Grooved or Nickel Gap Sheets or Panels. 

Limit of one sample per customer.

Quantity:  
  • Help Choosing the Right Plank

    We manufacture a wide variety of Planks and Sheets in different materials for differant applications. We offer advice for those who need help choosing the right one. 

  • Weight
    19 lbs
  • SKU
    BBW-SAM

Help in choosing the Right Beadboard or Wide Plank Wainscoting Kit 

Thank you for your interest in our Beadboard Wainscoting Kits and ordering these samples. When you buy from us, you are purchasing directly from the manufacturer and as such we offer the most choices with the lowest prices. Elite Trimworks offers and manufactures many varieties of Wainscoting Kits.  This sample pack is for those who are undecided as to which Beaded or V-Grooved Wainscoting kit to choose from.  Needless to say, the biggest deciding factor is your personal design preference.   

With so many different BeadBoard wainscoting options to choose from, it is hard to know which Beadboard trims or kits are for you. Let's look at some of the features that each product offers and how that fits into your project.

BeadBoard is a traditional architectural feature that includes delicate, vertical grooves -- "beads" -- milled into wood. Beadboard can be used as stand-alone wall paneling or surrounded by stiles and rails as part of a wainscoting installation. Either way, beads are key. They conceal joints and any slight mismatch between neighbouring panels. They also provide just enough visual interest to attract the eye. Closely spaced beading looks best in shorter installations, wider bead spacing for tall ones.  All kits are available in full wall heights.

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The Elite Bayside is our most formal beadboard wainscot kit. It's available in paint grade, red oak, hard maple or cherry suitable for staining. The paint grade, MDF system uses 8-inch-wide interlocking planks divided visually by a bead running down the center. The horizontal bottom and top rails are also notched to fit over the ends of the beadboard planks, making it easy to achieve tight joints and professional results. One design feature that gives the Bayside its appeal is the generous bottom rail. It's a full 7 inches tall. That's wide enough to let it stand out proudly, even in the largest rooms. Like all our wainscoting kits, each Bayside covers 8 running feet of wall. Just don't be fooled by the formal good looks. The Bayside is easy to install, too -- ideal for any do-it-yourselfer.

The Elite Shiplap Wide Plank Kit is our latest beadboard wainscoting kit that has the Modern Farmhouse look that is very popular with designers today.  The kit uses the same Cap and Rails as the Bayside kit.  The only difference is that instead of Beaded planks, we use 5 1/2 inch-wide interlocking ship lapped, planks divided visually by a “V” groove.  The V Groove looks more like boards or hardwood flooring due to the bevel that runs along the side edges of the planks.

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Vinyl Beadboard Kits - They are made with planks like our Bayside beadboard kits except they are made from vinyl PVC.  Vinyl Kits have many advantages like being waterproof, scratch resistant and they do not required painting.  They can be painted or you can order them in different colours.  You will have no difficulty choosing between the beaded or V-Groove look here as the Vinyl planks are reversible, beaded on one side and V-Grooved on the other.  These kits are very popular for bathrooms where moisture issues may arise.

Elite Beaded Panel Wainscot  uses 24-inch x 24-inch panels of beadboard instead of planks. The design also uses vertical stiles to divide these beadboard panels at regular intervals, based on a theme popular in country farm houses. Panel widths are completely customizable, too. Cut them so they're all the same size. This delivers symmetry throughout the installation regardless of wall length.  Note that this kit is part of our Panelled Wainscoting collection and there no samples of these components in this sample pack.

VINYL. It is a maintenance free product that does not require painting. PVC is a durable material that can be exposed to water and does not deteriorate due to rot or weather. It is also the right choice if you are looking to install in a space where there is a possibility of the trim making contact to the ground or consistently exposed to water. 

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MDF stands for Medium Density Fiberboard and is an engineered wood product ideal for interior applications. MDF offers more stability than solid wood since it does not have a grain and will not expand and contract as much as wood. Painting is a breeze with MDF as it will accept any paint and can be painted any color, most of our interior products are Primed White and are ready to be painted once installed. 

We're standing by, ready to help you choose the right product, determine how much material you really need, and coordinate safe delivery of your order. We always stock Elite beadboard kits, so delivery is fast, you'll get your order a few days later. Just think what your home could look like this time next week.

Find out how to install any of our beaded, Nickel Gap or V-grooved planks or sheets and our Wainscoting Kits and to get helpful advice on what and how much to order. Please read through the instructions of the product you are interested in and see if this is the right product for you. We have tried to give you as much information as we possibly can, but if you don't find what you are looking for, contact us we offer expect advice on everything that we sell.

General Wainscoting & BeadBoard Tips


BeadBoard and

Wide Plank FAQ
PDF, Installing BAYSIDE &
Wide Plank Kits
Wainscot Heights
& Layout Options

Beadboard Beamed Ceiling


Beadboard Staircase Tips


Beveling Trims Back


Tips for Better Corners


Water Protecting MDF Trims


Painting BeadBoard


Fire Rating


End Wainscot on Walls

Choosing the right material

PVC or Vinyl, is a great material to consider for any exterior application. It is a maintenance free product that does not require painting. PVC is a durable material that can be exposed to water and does not deteriorate due to rot or weather. It is also the right choice if you are looking to install in a space where there is a possibility of the trim making contact to the ground or consistently exposed to water.

MDF stands for Medium Density Fiberboard and is an engineered wood product ideal for interior applications. MDF offers more stability than solid wood since it does not have a grain and will not expand and contract as much. Painting is a breeze with MDF as it will accept any paint and can be painted any color, most of our interior products are Primed White and are ready to be painted once installed.

Hardwood Veneered Sheets, Elite offers Veneered MDF Sheets. MDF is used as the substrate due to its stability and rigidity, it will not bow or bend like actual Hardwood. Using MDF also makes the sheets less expansive than producing Solid Hardwood Planks or Sheets. The furniture grade hardwood veneer we use offers a more consistent grain pattern making it better suited for staining.

Knotty Pine is always popular due to its rustic appearance. Our planks are available in a ¾” thickness which makes them an ideal choice when installing onto existing framing with no backing. The Knotty Pine boards are meant to be painted or finished with a Polyurethane Shellac which will protect it for years to come and accentuate the beautiful knots and grain of the Pine.

Choosing Between Planks or Sheets

Planks are ideal for situations where you have large areas to cover i.e. ceilings, accent walls or entire rooms floor to ceiling. The planks are made with either Shiplap or Tongue & Groove joints for seamless installation. Planks install much like hardwood flooring and can be staggered so as not to create long unsightly seams. Tongue & Groove planks are typically made using thicker material and can be installed onto a wall without existing drywall directly on to the framing studs.

Sheets on the other hand are a good idea if you have a long wall to cover and the seams are not going to be much of an issue. They are also ideal for Cabinet Makers and Furniture Applications where they will be used as backers or on cabinet doors. Our sheets are manufactured in such a way that the sides of the sheets are shiplapped to meet up with the next sheet seamlessly however whenever the two sheets meet up at the end of the bead or groove, you may notice an unsightly seam.  Unlike planks that conform to the curvature of the wall, sheets tend to meet up at slightly different angles.
Sheets are not as good for ceilings unless you are using them in a Beamed Ceiling application where the seams are not visible. Sheets can be ordered in various joint profiles, sheet sizes and sheet thicknesses. The Beads or Grooves can be ordered in both horizontal or vertical direction.
One other thing to keep in mind with sheets is shipping cost. Due to their size, sheets will always be shipped by Transport (Common Carrier) on a skid.  As shipping cost is calculated based on the footprint on the truck floor, whether you order one sheet or 50 sheets, the cost is similar.

Shiplap / Tongue & Groove Explained

Although our products look similar once installed, Shiplap and Tongue & Groove are two types of joints that vary both in profile shape and in their applications.
The shiplap joint offers an overlapping lip which allows the material to expand and contract without any gaps being noticed. These planks are generally thinner and lighter making them better suited for use on a wall that has existing drywall for support so the planks will not bow over time.  Our Shiplap planks are only available in MDF.  
The Tongue & Groove planks are generally thicker and are ideal for situations where no drywall backing is present. These planks can be attached right to the studs to create a strong wall or ceiling. The thickness of the boards and the T&G joint itself make it so it will not bow or sag over time. The Tongue & Groove really shines on exterior applications (PVC only) and can be used as Soffit, Siding or Fascia. The best thing about the PVC product is that is does not require painting however you can paint it if you’d like. Tongue & Groove boards are available in both MDF and PVC.
Our plank products are available in lengths of 8, 12 and 16 feet. Shipping of this product in smaller quantities is typically done by UPS, keep in mind that UPS only accepts lengths of up to 8 feet. Longer lengths are shipped using Common Carrier (53’ trailer) and the transport shipping costs need to be taken into consideration.  

Choosing the right Face Profile to fit your design and style V Groove vs Nickel Gap vs Beaded

If Choosing the Beadboard look:

 Our sheets can be custom cut with varying bead widths, however, the planks cannot be customized this way. When choosing your bead width, you may want to consider the size of the room. Smaller beads can make your room look too busy if it’s a large area, but they would look great in a smaller room. Bead widths of 2-3” are the most traditional choices. Our beaded planks come with 3 beads that are about 2.7” apart. Larger bead spacing  may be more appropriate for a larger room or ceiling application and in this case we would suggest ordering our Custom Beaded Sheets. We offer beaded MDF sheets with either a “W-Bead” or a “Standard Bead”.  Please note that our beaded shiplap planks offer deeper beads that requires thicker MDF (or PVC) and the cost of material and shipping can be more as a result. The Beadboard options at big box stores tend to be shallow and cut from thin material in the interest of reducing cost.

If Choosing the V- Groove:
The V Groove is more traditional and looks more like boards or hardwood flooring than the other options due to the bevel that runs along the side edges of the planks. The Planks can be installed with random end joints at either uniform or staggered intervals like flooring.  Painting is a breeze with the V Groove as it tends to be shallow and easy to get paint into the “V” without too much work.  Note that deeper grooves or beads require thicker material that costs more to ship.

If Choosing the Nickel Gap:
The Nickle Gap has been called “Modern Farmhouse” however it will fit into any modern architecture if applied properly. The reason it’s called Nickel Gap is that in the past, the spacing was equal to putting three stacked nickels into the gap, the gap is perfectly square and has sharp, square edges. The square edges make it a modern take on old world siding. Nickel Gap can be installed Horizontally or Vertically depending on your preference.  When finished, the shadow created by the Gap is what defines this style once installed.  Regardless of the Gap spacing at 6,8, 10, or 12 inches, the gap will remain the same, approximately ¼”. Once installed both the shiplap and tongue & groove versions look the same.

Vertical or Horizontal Installation?
All our Sheet and Plank products can be installed both Vertically or Horizontally.
A Horizontal installation is used when you want to make a room look expansive and modern. Horizontal installations can really expand a room and make it seem larger than it is. If you really want an uber modern look, cover the room in horizontal planks and paint it in a high gloss white. If you want a more rustic feel, use a matte paint.  
Vertical Installation is more contemporary and is what most people think about when they think of Beadboard or planks. This type of installation is best for making a room look taller as the vertical lines draw the eyes up.
One additional thing to take note of is that the Nickel Gap looks best when installed Horizontally and the V Groove and Bead Board look best when installed Vertically on walls. 

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