Skirting covers the gap between the finishing of walls and floor. It gives an outstanding look to the walls. It can be fixed along the periphery of a room’s floor. This is a stylish addition in decoration of the home. Floor skirting plays a functional role and is available in a wide variety of styles and materials. It helps make the buildings rodent proof. Whenever we select skirting, we keep some important points in mind.
Types of skirting Material
This type is durable but extremely expensive. Reason of its selection is its attractiveness. Timber hardwood can also be painted to match the color of the room. Oak hardwood is best finished with varnish. It provides sophistication.
This type of skirting is vulnerable to water and temperature. Softwood skirting is not completely immune to the environmental conditions and cannot be painted. It gives an ornamental look to the wall.
It is made up of UPVC boards, lesser known as an alternative to hardwood skirting. This type of skirting is cheaper than timber. If your wall is not perfectly flat then, you’ll face many problems regarding plastic skirting.
Basic difference between plastic and wood skirting is their appearance and durability. Real wood can be painted or varnished and will never look imperfect with walls.
Types of skirting styles
Contrasting color Skirting
Stone or tile skirting distinguish between walls and floor. It must be in a contrasting color as dark with light color. It’ll give an extraordinary visual. It can be an extension of floor marble. This type of skirting is available in ready-made form by manufacturers.
Select this type of skirting when you want to look neat and artistry visual. Plaster and tile of skirting are flushed with each other. It is also flushed with a wall so it does not catch the dust. This is the reason it gives a fine and neat look to the floor and wall together. It is costly in terms of material and labor.
It is economical and much cheaper than wood skirting. Different colors of your choice can be painted on the skirting board to give the room a playful look. Color must be matching to other accessories of the room. It can easily withstand wear and tear. For this skirting, a Medium-dense fiber board is used for its durability and resistance to damage.
Stainless steel is usually used in metal skirting. It gives a light, rich and classy look to the room. Its finishing can hold vases and candle holders. It has a drawback that It is susceptible to scratches.
Double layered skirting
Light and dark color skirting on the wall gives a fine finishing and artistry visual. It forms a striking detail. Two-tone skirting turn skirting in accentuate feature.
In a minimalist space, light brown color wooden skirting gives an elegant look to the home. It can also be used for risers in staircase enclosures. Skirting in dark and light on stairs gives a very fine look. It takes the design towards a change as a whole.
When tiled or marble floors are followed by the wooden skirting it gives a unique and sophisticated look to the home. When you need an ornamental décor of your home, you must try this wooden moulding. In small spaces you should only match the color of skirting with walls.
Types of skirting profile
These are simple and beautiful in nature. Used in modern rooms and cottages so that their profile can give them extra-ordinary visual. Their profile is like the Bull nose.
This is a little bit more distressed than bullnose. To keep it neat and clean on its extensions is much easy. It gives a classy look to the room or home.
It is a classic and traditional design, which provides a neat and nice look. It is ideal for dining rooms, Living rooms, bedrooms and entryways. You cannot keep it clean for a long time. You need to clean it regularly.
This is commonly used in homes across the UK. It is less ornamental than ogee skirting and more adaptable. It can be made up of timber, which is durable.
All these types of skirting are mostly used in homes across the UK and bungalows of various countries.