Corner wall with skirting boards

Skirting boards – not just a pretty face!

We tend to take skirting boards for granted, but they are one of your home’s quiet achievers!

November 12, 2020
Corner wall with skirting boards

Here’s are 8 reasons why skirting boards are an essential part of your home.

  1. Skirting boards are used to cover a joint between the flooring and the wall.
  2. They are used to add a decorative, architectural feature to your home.
  3. They protect the bottom of your walls from everyday wear and tear, such as damage from vacuum cleaners, furniture, pets and kids banging their toys into the wall!
  4. If your home features timber flooring, skirting boards will conceal the gap between the floorboards and wall which is for expansion and contraction of the boards.
  5. They provide an effortless flow between rooms.
  6. They can be made into a feature of your home.
  7. Skirting boards are a relatively small expense to add value to your home.
  8. If you are selling your home, details such as skirting boards can be a sign that your home is well-looked after, which will appeal to potential buyers.

Always contact your local, experienced carpenter to install your skirting boards. A DIY job might not turn out the way you expected and have a negative effect on the look and value of your home.


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