Today skirting boards have become more than just a functional feature. They now come with a wide variety of mouldings and are available in a number of materials. Unsurprisingly wooden skirting remains t most popular. There’s obviously a wide variety within the wooden category. Different types of wood, different finishes, painted or not are just a few of the options you can chose from. Mouldings are becoming increasingly less popular and are only really recommended if you’re going for a very traditional look. But mouldings can give this often overlooked feature some real character.
Another aspect of your skirting board that you will need to decide upon is the height. The first thing you must ensure is that there is consistency throughout the property, varying heights look very strange. If you are redoing the whole house’s skirting or building a new property then the height of the walls should be the number one consideration – the higher the walls, the higher the boards. Don’t forget about radiators (buying skirting board that doesn’t fit beneath the piping is a costly mistake!)
If you have skirting in your property that you really like and want to put in another room but can’t find them anywhere don’t worry, a quality joiner should be able to replicate what you’re after. One of the best pieces of advice we can give is to find pictures online of a whole interior design scheme that you like and have a close look at the skirting board. Ask yourself – would this work well in my property? This is much better than finding a skirting board that you like the look of and trying to make it work in your house’s interior design.