What is the thickness option for?
Which thickness should I go for?
A lot of the time (especially on new builds or complete renovations), this can be a matter of personal preference. If you're going for a modern look, the 15mm or 18mm thickness would be ideal. If you are looking for a more traditional look and feel, 25mm thickness is the way to go (a lot of old skirting boards and architraves are at least this thick!).
However, it could be that you need to choose a certain thickness in order to fit the materials properly. For instance, if you are only replacing your skirting boards and your existing architraves are 15mm thick you would need to have 15mm thick skirtings. If you have anything thicker, they are oing to protrude past the architrave and this can be unsightly. You can avoid this with the use of plinth blocks but that's for another page!
Does the design change with the thickness of the board?
No, the design never changes size. The only thing that changes is the top edge where the design starts.
For instance, if we run our Ogee 1 design on an 18mm skirting board the top edge is approx. 5mm. Therefore, if we run it on a 15mm thick board the top edge will be approx. 2mm. On a 25mm thick skirting, it would be approx 12mm. The shape of the design from the front will never change.
Are the thinner board more flexbile?
It goes without saying that the thinner boards are more flexible. However, we never recommend fitting our materials to anything other than flat surfaces. We have had customers successfully use our skirting on curved walls (such as bay windows) but this is something that a skilled carpenter carries out using special techniques. We don't recommend bending our products due to the high chance of them snapping / breaking which renders them unusable (and is also dangerous!).