What is the Purpose of Skirting Boards?
Most homes have skirting boards running throughout their bedrooms, living rooms and hallways, but why is it so popular? Many couples and families are yet to install skirting boards and upgrade their homes, so they can add protection and decoration to their unprotected walls and plain floors. So, if you are new to the idea of skirting boards, this is a great step towards understanding this stylish and affordable feature to add to your interior.
WHAT IS A SKIRTING BOARD?
A skirting board, or well known as baseboards throughout the us, are timber or medium density fibreboards, crafted into mouldings to create custom decorative boards that are nailed and glued to the bottom of a wall and sit on the floor. These profiles come in a range of heights, sizes and thicknesses that are pre-primed and sanded before being painted or stained in a beautiful colour.
Lambs Tongue skirting boards with and without Octopus corner protections. View our corner protection page to explore another protective and unique feature to add to your home.
WHY WE USE SKIRTING BOARDS?
Skirting boards have several purposes, and depending on your profile choice, some can have larger effects of particular components. Timber and MDF skirting boards are simple and affordable features during renovation or new build, yet still have great impacts and increase of value in your home. Here are a few reasons why we use skirting boards and maybe why you should consider installing an intricate moulding in your kitchen, bedroom or hallways.
Although skirting boards are praised for their decorative ideal, they give protection to your lower walls from accidental knocks and scuffs from mopping, vacuums and children’s toys, as well as protect your floors and walls from daily wear and tear from furniture and general household traffic.
Timber flooring and other floors leave gaps between the floor board and walls, so by installing skirting boards, it will conceal that gap while still allowing for expansion and contraction of the boards as temperature and humidity changes.
While skirting boards serves their aim to protect your walls, they can be used to add a decorative and sophisticated feature to your home. They can frame and finish off any place, and when painted or stained certain colours and shades, it can really add a wonderful contrast between your flooring and wall and stylish texture.