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Why Use Square Edge Skirting Boards?

Why Use Square Edge Skirting Boards?

Posted by Lee Watkinson on 18th Apr 2024

Why Use Square Edge Skirting Boards?

Most of you know that choosing  new skirting boards or architraves can be rather tricky and difficult to do.

You must consider profile designs, the room tone, the vibe and basic requirements such as  lengthsheightsthickness and so on. All this can make choosing the right skirting boards or architraves very difficult.

Square Edge Skirting Boards And Architraves

Surely then, there must be a way to find a skirting profile which is easy to maintain, blends in with the surroundings and can also make the room look bigger too?

Well, why not try the  Square Edge MDF Skirting Board? Although it’s a very basic design and has no profile, it's better than you might think.

See it this way, because it's basic, it will fit in with most homes. It will also make your house interiors look good without standing out.

So, here are some possible advantages of the Square Edge MDF Skirting Board:

It’s Cheaper To Make And Buy

Most skirting boards are cheap or competitively priced against each other. This can add to the already existing pressure of trying to decide on a skirting board.

The Square Edge is the cheapest of them all. It’s all because it's cheap to make and since there’s no profile design to make, it can be made very quickly, even when ordered  primed or undercoated.

Because it’s so cheap if you wish to buy more in the future or  replace the existing skirting, the Square Edge makes this easier to do and it won’t break the bank.

It’s Easy To Maintain

The one hassle with any skirting board is keeping it  maintained and cleaned throughout its uses.

Dirt and more commonly dust will gather and settle on these skirting boards over time. This will diminish the look and finish of the skirting.

Keeping on top of the skirting can be a hassle, especially when the profile in question is very detailed such is the case on some skirting designs.

The Square is great however, its flat surface and profile means a quick wipe will eliminate pretty much all the dust gathered and it will be much easier to keep the skirting looking as new as possible.

This will save you time and money, as most profiles will need soap or acid to clean up the worst stains.

While the Square cannot escape dirt or dust, getting it removed is much easier than ever before on this skirting board.

Square Edge MDF Skirting Board In 18mm Thickness By Skirting World

It Will Fit Almost Any Environment

As mentioned earlier, most profiles will only fit a certain style of house. Grander houses will need big profiles to match and of course, small houses will need smaller skirting boards so that they can fit in the house.

The Square MDF has the advantage of fitting in pretty much any environment. This is because the flat surface will allow it to blend in with the surroundings without sticking or standing out.

This is great if you are not sure of what look you feel the house or room should have. It will give you great satisfaction without causing too much trouble.

Easier Transition From Skirting To Architrave

Once the architraves and skirting are fitted together, you often want them to match in both profile and thickness.

If the architraves are too thick, they can hang out over the skirting which would not look good. The gap would be noticeable and unpleasant to view.

Here, the Square MDF has the upper hand as it will blend in much better as all the edges are squared off as opposed to having a large design hanging off the edge of the skirting board, thus making it far easier to keep the two joined properly when fitting on the walls.

This is also handy for first timers looking to  fix their own architraves and skirtings without professional assistance.

Square MDF Skirtings And Architraves


As you can see, the Square Edge skirting board is handier than you might think. Although it’s very simple, similar in nature to the  Bullnose skirting board in this sense, the Square Edge is even simpler.

There’s no profile, it's just a square MDF board. But, it's because of that, it works very well in the home and allows the environment to look good, if a bit plain.

Overall, this skirting board is well worth looking into if you just need skirting that works all the time with no fuss and at a cheap price. Think twice about what you are buying before you decide to go with a skirting board which has a detailed profile on it.

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Lee Watkinson

Digital Marketing Director at Skirting World with 10 years of experience in Home Interiors & Manufacturing.