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Skirting Boards

skirting boards

Skirting boards sit at floor level and cover the joint where a wall meets a floor. They can be decorative or plain and are usually made of wood and should be treated to prevent rot. Alternative materials include plasterboard and PVC foam. These boards should be treated to withstand moisture and abrasion to ensure durability and long-term appearance.

How to Fit Oak Skirting

Skirting boards are part of a room’s interior design and are a great way to accent other design choices. When purchasing them, make sure you put your personal preferences first. You will also need to consider the type of material they are made from and the finish that they have. Wooden skirting boards are the most expensive option, while laminate skirting boards are much cheaper.

The types of skirting boards available are bullnose, ogee, and chamfered. The bullnose style has a sharp point at the top edge, while chamfered skirting boards have a softer, more elegant look. The other style is called torus skirting and is a semi-circular convex profile. Both styles have distinct characteristics that define each style.

To fit skirting boards to walls, first measure and mark their position on the floor. Select the most appropriate height and make sure the boards fit snugly. Then, mark where you want the skirting to sit in relation to the timber studs. Usually, studs are about 400mm apart, but you can use 450mm intervals if necessary.