Skirting boards are a wooden, PVC or MDF board that run along the base of an interior wall, and usual measure around 5 to 20cm high.

Traditionally, skirting boards were required to cover the section between the floor and wall to create a neat edge after plastering. However, modern day has seen the evolution of plasterboards which already have a nice, neat edge, meaning skirting boards are no longer required.

Households all over the UK, however, still use skirting boards as they create a decorative feature in any room. They also provide a protection / wear and tear barrier between the walls and furniture, and stop any damage created by vacuum cleaners for example. Skirting boards have also been highlighted as “a must have” to cover a poor standard of workmanship and hide any wiring we do not wish to see.

Skirting boards come in a variety of styles, colours, and sizes, and can be matched to suit any period of building or home.

The question people often ask is why choose PVC skirting to MDF?

PVC skirting is often chosen as it has the capacity to hide cables, requires no maintenance, is easy to fit, and is a cost-effective way to finish any room with no requirement of painting, varnishing, or sanding. Think of it this way, how much time would you save by not having to masking tape your rooms to protect your carpet to then sand, paint / varnish your skirting boards, go for the low maintenance alternative, which gives your rooms a quick superb decorative finish.