The pros and cons of: Wood V UPVC skirting board
When buying something new, knowing what to pick can be a difficult choice. This is often made even harder when different makes, styles or materials of the same thing exist. When it comes to wood and UPVC skirting, knowing which to have can be the crux question. This guide will give you some ideas.
It all depends!…
Without stating the obvious it really does depend!
Picking which material you want for your skirting board can depend on a number of things such as:
* Your own personal choice / taste,
* The overall style of the area you are placing the skirting board in, and so on.
Whenever you come to a decision always be mindful of these points which should influence and factor into the choice you eventually make.
Some benefits of wood skirting boards
1) Generally wood skirting boards are seen as more traditional therefore if you are trying to promote this theme, it is likely you will use this material.
2) Wood skirting can be primed and painted to almost any colour you want. The advantage to this makes it very versatile. (Some would argue that this statement applies to UPVC too.)
3) Wood skirting board tends to give a better finish and any imperfections are hidden much better.
4) Since wood skirting is more popular, it is stocked and supplied virtually everywhere. In comparison, some people have had difficulties trying to find the UPVC equivalent.
Some benefits of using UPVC skirting boards.
1) UPVC skirting board tend to be far easier to fit so if you are undertaking some DIY and not feeling too confident, this might be the best approach.
2) The materials involved in UPVC skirting are not as refined and renowned as wood, therefore this is likely to be a cheaper option and attractive if you are on a budget.
3) UPVC skirting is probably favoured in certain parts of the house. E.g. It would be suitable for a bathroom since the plastic would not interact with the moisture in the room. Further, a ‘plastic look’ in a bathroom would give a modern and fresh view, the same is possibly not true about plastic skirting in a bedroom? Again, it is down to choice.
These are of course not the only reasons, and maybe you have you own personal views based on your experiences? Hopefully we have at least set you on the path at deciding whether wood or UPVC is right for you.
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