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How To Choose The Right Skirting Boards

Jack Gordon - May 5, 2020 - 0 comments

So, you are thinking of finally getting skirting boards for your home? Well, what took you so long? I mean, the whole story about why and whether they are even necessary has long ago been told. The conclusion spoke in favor of this product, given the value and the appearance that it adds to the room. There’s no point in going through the whole “should you” topic all over again – because, you definitely should.

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Skirting boards are necessary for forming the junctions between construction materials and covering up any uneven or untidy joins that might be visible. In addition to that, they protect your walls from scuffs and dents that can easily be caused by you, because you usually move around your place and don’t spend all your time sitting in one place. There, that was to freshen up your memory just a little bit and remind you why this is a useful product. Of course, there’s more, but that’s a topic for another day.

Today, however, we are here to figure out how you can find the perfect boards for every single room in your home. We all know that this can be a difficult choice and I want to make things just a little bit easier for you. So, before jumping on board (both literally and figuratively), there are a few things you need to take into consideration. Let’s have a look at those.

Size And Proportions

Without any questions, the size of your room is the most significant thing to take into account. The reason behind this should really be clear to you. However, there’s something else you have to consider and it is closely linked to the size of the room. I am talking about proportions. They really, really matter, and it’s not that difficult to keep them in mind while shopping.

Let me explain. When buying skirting boards, you need to take a look at the height of your ceilings. Basically, the higher the ceilings, the taller the skirting boards should be. If your ceilings are low, then you should avoid tall boards, since they can visually shorten your room. Therefore, don’t forget to pay close attention to the ceilings.


The material of this product is important for several reasons. First of all, you want to get something durable, something that will last for a long time and not get damaged so easily. There is a rather big selection of materials that you can go with, but before you settle on anything, make sure to do proper research and find high-quality ones.

In addition to being durable and long-lasting, it would be wise to consider how the material appeals to you and how it works in connection with the rest of the materials in your home. I am guessing that you don’t want the skirting boards to look as if they were just added there completely out of nowhere. Instead, you want to make them a part of the whole room.


You might be one of those people who take style for granted and don’t think it is very important. However, once you have everything installed, I guarantee you that you would like your home to look great. And, going with the wrong skirting boards design can really spoil the whole look you were initially going for.

When it comes to design, there really are a lot of options to consider. The trick is pretty simple. Once you settle on the material, it’s time to stop looking at the skirting boards for their function and start looking at them for their decorative properties. Picture how it would look when added to your home and get the design that fits in perfectly with the overall look of the room.


Now, I understand that you don’t want to spend a big amount of money on this. But, when checking the price, you shouldn’t fail to consider all the other factors, such as functionality, durability, appearance, and more. Let me be honest. Getting the cheapest option is usually not the best idea since that option will probably be of poor quality. The bottom line is – you need to find a great balance between quality and price.

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