Skirting Board

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Skirting boards, also known as baseboards or base mouldings, are an important finishing touch for any room. They are the trim pieces that are installed along the lowest part of an interior wall to serve a number of purposes - including protecting walls from furniture and foot traffic, hiding gaps or imperfections between walls and floors, and adding a decorative element to a space.

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What Are Skirting Boards? 

Wall bases tend to be most vulnerable to scuffs, scratches, and dings from furniture and foot traffic. Skirting boards act as a barrier, preventing these types of damage from occurring.

We offer a huge range of styles to assist you in adding the finishing touches to any room from white skirting boards to softwood skirting.

In addition, we offer an extensive range of great quality cladding and wood flooring ideal for constructing the sub-floor, as well as sealants and adhesives to keep it all intact.

Skirting Board Key Features

  • Protects walls from damage
  • Helps to hide gaps or unevenness between walls and floors
  • Makes a room look more polished and finished
  • Can be used to accentuate architectural features

What Is The Purpose of Skirting Board? 

Skirting boards run along the base of a wall to bridge the gap between the wall surface and the floor.

Another benefit of skirting boards is the decorative element they bring to a room. Skirting boards come in a variety of styles and materials, from traditional wooden mouldings to more modern, sleek designs. 

They can be painted or stained to match the colour scheme of a room and can be used to create a cohesive look throughout a structure.

Types of Skirting Boards

  • Chamfer: A chamfered skirting board boasts a sleek and minimalist design, characterised by a single angled edge that slopes down to a flat, straight surface at the bottom of the board.
  • Bullnose/Pencil-round: A pencil round, otherwise referred to as a bullnose skirting board, boasts a clean-lined style, featuring a smooth rounded edge at the top front of the board, accompanied by a flat face.
  • Ogee: Ogee is a decorative profile that boasts an angled edge that gracefully graduates into a sweeping curve, with a flat face at the bottom of the board.
  • Torus: A torus profile boasts a semi-circular round at the top front of the board, with some designs featuring an indent below the curve while others gradually transition into a flat face.
  • Ovolo: Ovolo skirting features an elegantly curved arc at the top front of the face that tapers back towards the wall. 
  • Square Edge: Square edge skirting features a straight, sharp edge along the top surface, providing a clean and minimalist look

How To Install Skirting Board

Skirting boards can be securely affixed to walls through the use of either screws or a powerful adhesive.

If you wish to read a more comprehensive break down of the specifics, take a look at our comprehensive step-by-step guide: How To Fix Skirting Board. 

Frequently Asked Skirting Board Questions

Are Skirting Boards The Same As Interior Mouldings?

The term 'interior mouldings' encompasses a wide array of decorative elements that add detail and definition to the edges and surfaces of projections or cavities.

From skirting boards that outline the base of walls, to architraves that frame doorways, mouldings are an essential component in any home design scheme.

What Different Materials Are Skirting Boards Available In?

Skirting boards are available in a range of materials including:

  • MDF skirting board (often moisture resistant)
  • Softwood skirting board
  • Hardwood skirting board
  • Tiled skirting

What Do "Double Sanded" Skirting Boards Mean?

When applying the initial primer to skirting, it's common for the material's surface (wood or MDF) to lift slightly - requiring sanding down before a second coat is added. 

This process of double priming and sanding must occur in order to acquire an even surface prior to adding the final coat. 

Many manufacturers neglect this procedure during the manufacturing process, resulting in rough finished products. 

Keep in mind that even with double priming and sanding, a final coat of sanding may still be needed before the board is complete. Skipping or cutting corners on this step could result in an uneven finish that requires more effort to correct.

What Is A Rebated Skirting?

For the sake of hiding away wires and pipes, a skirting board can be engineered with grooves of varying depths and thicknesses. These artistic rebates efficiently allow for wires to fit snugly behind them, making for a more cohesive finish.

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