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Buying Guide | Plinth Blocks & Rosettes

Posted by Skirting World on 26th Sep 2018

Buying Guide | Plinth Blocks & Rosettes

Plinth Blocks and Rosettes can really make your skirting boards are architraves stand out. Plinth Blocks are generally used with tall skirting boards and Rosettes are used with wide architraves.

On the  Plinth Block product page, there's 4 options to choose when making a purchase. On the Rosette product page, there's just 3 to choose.

To help you when buying Plinths and Rosettes, we're going to explain all the ins and outs right here.

First, we'll explain the Plinth Block product pages.

Plinth Blocks - The Height Option

When you land on the Plinth Block page, the first option you're met with is the height option. It has the most choices out of all the options to choose from.

The Height Option For Plinth Blocks

When selecting a height, you'll choose from 11 choices.

Which Height Should You Choose?

You need to consider whether you want the Plinth Block to be the same height as the skirting or taller.

Generally speaking, Plinth Blocks should be taller than the skirting boards for the best results. We always recommend choosing the next height option above your skirting.

For example: if you have 145mm tall skirting boards, choose the 170mm height option for your Plinth Blocks.

Image Showing What The Height Option Changes On Plinth Blocks

Image showing what the height option changes on Plinth Blocks

Standard Sizes - 95mm to 400mm

When selecting the height option, you'll see the following sizes to choose from:

  • 95mm
  • 120mm
  • 145mm
  • 170mm
  • 195mm
  • 220mm
  • 250mm
  • 300mm
  • 350mm
  • 400mm

But we're able to do pretty much any height you require. If you can't see the size you need in the drop down list, simply get in touch and we can price it up for you.

If you need a size between any of the options above, it is simply charged at the size above. For instance, if you want 230mm tall plinth blocks you'll be charged for the 250mm height option - we don't charge anything else extra.

If you need a Plinth Block even taller than 400mm, we'll need to price it up for you over the phone or via email.

Plinth Blocks - The Thickness Option

Now it's time to choose the required thickness for your Plinth Blocks. You'll see just 2 options for this.

The Thickness Option On Plinth Blocks

When selecting the thickness for your Plinth Block, you'll see 2 options.

Which Thickness Should You Choose?

When customers ask us which thickness they should choose for their Plinth Blocks, we always recommend they choose the next size up (compared to their skirtings and architraves).

For example - if you order 18mm thick skirting boards and architraves, we would recommend using the 25mm thick Plinth Blocks.

This will prevent the skirting boards and architraves from protruding over the design of the Plinth Block.

Image Showing What The Thickness Option Changes On Plinth Blocks

Image showing what the thickness option changes on Plinth Blocks

Standard Sizes - 25mm & 30mm

The 2 options available to choose when selecting the thickness for your Plinth Block are 25mm and 30mm. We find that these 2 sizes work with all of our skirting board and architrave options.

If you are ordering 15mm or 18mm skirting boards and architraves, you'll want to choose the 25mm thickness for your Plinth Blocks.

If you are ordering 25mm skirting boards and architraves, you'll want to choose the 30mm thickness for your Plinth Blocks.

Plinth Blocks - The Width Option

The next option to choose for your Plinth Blocks is the width!

The Width Option On Plinth Blocks

When you're selecting a width from the drop down, you'll see 2 options - 90mm & 120mm

Which Width Should You Choose?

The size you choose for this option will be down to how wide your architraves are. We always recommend choosing a larger width for your plinth blocks than the width of your architrave.

For example - if you have architrave that is the standard 70mm wide, you should choose the 90mm width for your Plinth Blocks.

We offer some of our architrave designs at 120mm wide. Because we don't have many, we don't have an option for a wider Plinth Block. But don't worry, just get in touch because we can so whatever width is needed!

Image Showing What The Width Option Changes On Plinth Blocks

Image showing what the width option changes on Plinth Blocks

Standard Sizes - 90mm & 120mm

The 2 widths we offer as standard are 90mm and 120mm. This is because this covers almost our entire range.

If you've opted for 70mm architraves like the majority of the population, you'll want to choose our 90mm wide Plinth Blocks.

If you've chosen 95mm wide architraves, you're going to want to choose the wider 120mm Plinth Blocks.

If you've got architraves that are 120mm wide (or wider!), you'll need to contact us so we can price up a Plinth Block of a suitable width. Don't be put off - we don't rank our prices up for bespoke items, they're priced competitively just like the rest of our range!

Plinth Blocks - The Finish Option

Finally, it's time to choose the preferred finish for your Plinth Blocks.

The Finish Option On Plinth Blocks

You'll see our standard 2 options within the finish drop down - unprimed and primed

Which Finish Should You Choose?

We always recommend going for the primed finish, but unprimed is an option too. Choosing the primed finish option will save you time when it comes to installation and painting.

Unprimed

The only benefit to choosing the unprimed finish is that we can get them out the door slightly quicker than the primed alternatives.

For instance - if you order unprimed Plinth Blocks before midday using the Super Fast Delivery service, you'll receive them the next working day.

However, you will need to apply primer to the blocks yourself before adding your final paint finish.

Primed

The primed finish option is always recommended. It will save you time as you won't need to prime them yourself and it ensures your final finish will be professional.

Add Your Plinth Blocks To The Cart

You're finished! The last thing to do is simply add the Plinth Blocks to the cart and proceed to the checkout to complete your purchase!

Add Your Plinth Blocks To The Cart And Continue To The Checkout

Now we've got the Plinth Blocks out the way, we'll move on to explaining the steps to purchase a Rosette Block!

Rosette Blocks - The Width Option

The very first option for you to choose when you arrive on the Rosette Block product page is the width.

The Width Option On Rosette Blocks

There's just 2 standard options to choose from in the width drop down box

Which Width Should You Choose?

You will need to choose an option based on the width of the architraves you have. We recommend that you choose a size that is wider than the width of your current architraves.

For example - if your architraves are 70mm wide, you would choose the 90mm width option for your Rosette Blocks.

Because the Rosette Block is square in shape, the width option applies to all sides.

Image Showing What The Width Option Changes On Rosette Blocks

Image showing what the width option changes on Rosette Blocks

Standard Sizes - 90mm & 120mm

We offer the 90mm and 120mm widths as standard as these cover the majority of our range.

You'll want to choose the 90mm width for your Rosette Blocks if you have the standard 70mm wide architraves.

If you have the larger 95mm architraves, make sure you choose the 120mm Rosette Blocks.

What happens if you have architraves as wide as 120mm or even wider? Well, don't worry - we can make the Rosette Blocks at any width you need - just get in touch for a quote.

Rosette Blocks - The Thickness Option

The second option to choose for your Rosette Block is the thickness.

The Thickness Options On Rosette Blocks

You'll see 2 options when selecting a thickness for the Rosette Block

Which Thickness Should You Choose?

We always recommend that the Rosette Blocks are purchased thicker than your current architraves.

If you have 18mm thick architraves, choose the 25mm thick Rosette Blocks. If you have 25mm thick architraves, you'll want to choose the 30mm thick Rosette Blocks.

Choosing the thicker option for Rosettes will prevent the architraves from protruding over the edges.

Image Showing What The Thickness Option Changes On Rosette Blocks

Image showing what the thickness option changes on Rosette Blocks

Standard Sizes - 25mm & 30mm

The 2 standard thicknesses we offer are 25mm and 30mm as these cover most of our range.

However, we are able to get thicker material if needed. We can also produce Rosette Blocks on thinner material should the need arise - just get in touch for a price.

Rosette Blocks - The Finish Option

The final option for Rosette Blocks is the finish option.

The Finish Option On Rosette Blocks

You'll see our standard 2 options when choosing a finish for your Rosette Blocks - primed and unprimed

Which Finish Should You Choose?

This choice is down to personal preference. However, we always recommend the primed finish.

Not only will it save you time when it comes to installing them, but it will also ensure that your final finish is professional.

Unprimed

If you choose to order the unprimed Rosette Blocks, be aware that you will need to prime them yourself before adding your final finish.

The only benefit to choosing the unprimed finish is if you want the Rosette Blocks quicker. If you order them before midday using the Super Fast delivery option, they'll be delivered the next working day.

Primed

We always recommend going for the primed option.

It'll save you time when it comes to installation and the finish you achieve will be high quality. We apply 2 coats of water based primer to the Rosette Blocks and also sand them down to ensure the finish is smooth and even.

Add Your Rosette Blocks To The Cart

Now you've chosen all the options, it's time to add your Rosette Blocks to the cart and order them!

Add Your Rosette Blocks To The Cart

And that's that! If you have any more questions, feel free to get in touch - we're always on hand to help!