Should skirting board be flush to floor?

Should skirting board be flush to floor?

With carpet, skirting boards can be fitted to the floor. With laminate or tiles, there is the requirement of a small gap between the flooring and the skirting board. Therefore, skirting boards shouldn’t have any contact with the floor and should be fitted after the flooring has been installed.

How thick should skirting boards be?

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!).

How should skirting boards be fitted?

Simply fix the skirting board by placing the bottom edge to the floor just in front of the fixing position and push firmly against the wall. If the wall’s flat, you shouldn’t need any additional fixings, but if your wall has a bow in it, you’ll need additional screw fixings to draw the skirting board into the wall.

How much gap should you leave under skirting?

Put skirting boards on wall, leave approx 6mm gap (I used the masonite spacers that came in the brick packs). Skirting boards nailed on with second fix nail gun (50mm nails), but could be hand nailed. When painting is finished carpet is put down.

Are skirting boards Old Fashioned?

Skirting doesn’t have to be old-fashioned though, there are many modern styles that will suit carpet or polished wooden flooring.

What size skirting board should I use?

As a very general rule, you should opt for skirting boards that are roughly 1/18 of the height of your room or choose skirting boards that are as tall as roughly double the width of your door architraves.

Can you get thick skirting boards?

25mm is the thickest we offer as standard, but you can go even thicker if you wish to. The thickest option is great if you want your profile designs to really stand out in the house. Back in the past, many rich individuals would buy thick skirting to show their class and wealth to guests who visited the houses.

Should I glue or nail skirting boards?

For a secure fit, nails are a good option – especially when used in conjunction with adhesive. If you choose to use nails, we’d recommend adhering the skirting to the wall with adhesive first and then pinning the skirting with the nails.

Do modern houses have skirting boards?

Today we use nice and neat, machine-cut sheets of plasterboard, but skirting boards are often still installed. Skirting boards are also used to hide blemishes in plastered walls and where poor building techniques have left uneven finishes.