Skirting Board Sizes
There are many things to consider when choosing what skirting board to go for in your home. One important aspect is to consider size and ratio within your rooms. Tall skirting boards are better placed in large rooms with high ceilings. Another way to look at it is to choose skirting boards that are around double the width of your door architraves. If you install large skirting boards into a large room, proportions will imbalance and you may not achieve the look that you want.
Skirting Board Designs
There are many types of skirting board designs and these should be matched with the style and feel of your room. Decorative skirting boards can spruce up an otherwise plain room and Georgian style skirting boards can add a touch of elegance and class. Equally a simple, smooth skirting board design can fit seamlessly into any room and add the perfect finishing touch.
Skirting Board Materials
Skirting boards are commonly wooden or MDF. MDF skirting boards have many benefits, including their strength and durability. MDF (medium-density fibreboard) is an engineered wood product made by breaking down wood residuals into fibres, combining it with wax and a resin binder, and forming it into panels by applying high temperature and pressure. This results in a product that is built to last. Depending on what you are going for, you can also get softer materials such as wooden pine skirting boards.