What Is Skirting?

Posted by Skirting World on 20th Aug 2018

What Is Skirting?

Skirting boards have been around for many years (known as a baseboard in the USA) and have quite a few purposes.

Reeded 3 MDF Skirting Board

They're used to give character to interiors and even protect walls from everyday wear and tear.

Why Skirting Boards Are Important

Below, we'll go into detail about skirting boards and their true purpose.

They Make A Room More Appealing To The Eye

Most of the time, there is a gap where a wall meets a floor. This can be unsightly and so a skirting board would be used to cover this up and give it a much higher quality finished look.

You can choose from a wide variety of designs when it comes to skirting boards nowadays as they are also seen as a decorative piece of the household interior.

They Protect The Bottom Of The Wall From Scuffs And Scrapes

If you've ever hoovered in your life, you'll know that you have to go all the way up to the wall and this means there will be contact between the wall and the hoover.

Without skirting boards, your precious walls would probably be reduced to rubble in very little time.

Add children with toys to the mix and the skirting boards are a must as they'll take the brunt of the damage.

They Break Up The Line Between The Floor And The Wall

If you didn't have skirting, you could be left with a less than appealing join between the floor and the wall.

Skirting boards cover this up and - as the first point states - make a much nicer feature and add character to the overall interior.

Luxor MDF Skirting Boards used to cover gap between floor and wall

They Help With Insulation Of The Property

If you have plastered walls, chances are there'll be a gap between the floor and the wall.

Skirting not only covers this gap but helps to keep heat in your home as it can escape pretty easily through bare brickwork.