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Skirting Boards- An Overview

Skirting boards in a room are a very attractive and decorative finish that can really bring a room to life. They are essentially there to hide the gap between the floor and the plaster and prevent any impact damage to the plaster. They protect the walls from everyday knocks and scuffs and offer a good level of durability and resistance. By clicking here we get info about Skirting Boards In days gone by, skirting boards were very deep, so much so that they were often fitted in two sections to achieve the height. However in more recent years, the trend in skirting boards fashion has struck a more of a happy medium where 125mm or 150mm boards are now more commonplace. Deep skirtings so not look to good in rooms with low ceilings either. Skirting comes manufactured in different materials and in both soft and hardwood. Redwood is quite popular in the cheaper range of timber but the more quality skirting boards will be made from solid oak. The main advantage of using Solid Oak Skirting boards is that because of Oaks inherent hardness it will easily take knocks and wear without damaging, denting or needing repainting. Removing Old Skirting Boards Removing the old skirting in place is fairly simple and you can do this with a hammer bolster chisel and crowbar. If you find a particularly stubborn section of skirting board it may have been fixed with nails...