How to choose the right profile for your room
As with anything to do with design and building the look and feel you are trying to create actually dictates what you will choose and ultimately what you will end up with. Skirting boards are no exception to this, so in this blog post, we try and provide some ideas of what works best.
As the above picture shows, one of the first things you must consider is colour. Imagine if the skirting in the picture was yellow – it would hardly blend and complement the rest of the room. Whilst skirting doesn’t have to be a bright gloss white every time (which many people traditionally think of as skirting,) we recommend that it must look as though it fits in with the other colours of the local area (room.)
The next thing you need to be aware of is the material of the skirting board you want to use. We have already touched on this in a separate article. This will give you further tips and ideas on whether wood or UPVC style skirting is better for you, and the practicalities of each.
Not only do you need to be aware of the different materials used in skirting board construction, but you need to think about what style of skirting board you may like also.
Skirting boards have different “profiles” associated with them. This means that they vary in shape and thickness, and if you are unclear what might be suitable or need help deciding then please use the contact us section to get in touch with us.
Some examples of the different styles of skirting board include bullnose, chamfered, ogee, lambs tongue etc. When it comes to imaging these styles, there is nothing better than pictures and images, so please have a look at our products page for further information.
In our view, products such as Ogee and Torus have a more intricate shape that can look classy and stylish. Traditional profiles such as bullnose and chamfered are popular because they are versatile styles and tend to match in many different environments.
Remember ultimately it is down to the individual: choice and preference is a powerful thing. You may think of skirting boards as a minor feature which doesn’t need much attention but actually you would be very surprised. It is often these ‘minor features’ that give the room the characteristics and charm that they obtain. With this in mind, choosing the right profile for your skirting is key.