Reasons to buy skirting to finish your homes style

Tuesday, 12 December 2017  |  Admin

There are several different things to take into account when considering updating your home. Including, underlay and cutting the floor to fit around certain obstacles such as wires, pipes and lumps within uneven floor panels. The most important step when considering planning a new room is considering what the finished product will look like.

What type of products do you think you would need to use to create the finish you're after? How long do you have to recreate the room?

A 'Quick fix' in terms of restyling a room with skirting board (how to use beading) would be to use beading instead of skirting, however, a quick fix of beading can produce a less than optimal finish. 

Skirting boards, in particular, are used for three reasons;

  • To protect the lower part of the wall from knocks and scuffs
  • To hide uneven floors
  • or as a decorative feature to remove unsightly gaps

They are made of real timber, such as our standard stock of; Oak, Ash, Walnut, Beech, Pine, Sapele. PVC or MDF and can either be moulded or flat. They are also used to cover the expansion gap between the floor and the bare wall, which is a necessary step when trying to present a professional look throughout your property.

When to use skirting boards

If you are fitting new floors in a property which has no skirting boards, or ones which are damaged, then you will find that you will need new ones. When fitting a new floor, you should leave what is known as an 'expansion gap' between the floor and wall. This accommodates for the general expansions and contractions that a property goes through throughout the years. To cover up this gap, skirting boards are used as a functional and attractive style statement.

What beading does

Beading is an aesthetically pleasing and simple way to cover up gaps left in your home when fitting new floors. Like skirting boards, beading - or floor edge trims as they’re otherwise known - come in a range of materials including solid wood and MDF. They are used to fill the gaps between the floor and skirting boards, which occurs when fitting new floors without removing pre-existing skirting boards.

Beading should be used in cases where your property already had skirting boards which you did not or could not remove. Though it is definitely possible to achieve a professional looking finish without removing your skirting boards, and by fitting beading, it is distinctly more difficult to create a perfectly smooth transition from wall to the floor. If you are looking for the perfect finish for your home, reinstalling skirting boards can be the best way to do this.

Skirting boards, ultimately, are a decorative AND functional piece to add to any home. Choose your favourite material, whether it be from our timber products or our cheap MDF skirting. We offer a range of materials to suit your budgets and your style.