MDF Skirting World: Installing Skirting Boards To Create Clean Lines In Your Room

To make your room feel as snug as a cabin and not like an unfinished log cabin, you’ll need to add some finishing touches. Installing skirting boards is one of the most effective ways to do this. Whether you have a wooden floor or carpet, installing skirting boards is the perfect way to tidy up under your floorboards and give your space a finished look. 


What Are Skirting Boards?


Skirting boards in MDF Skirting World are the wooden strips that cover the gap between your floor and the base of your wall. Installing skirting boards is easy as long as you know what type of materials to buy, how to measure, and what to do with all those pesky little gaps.


For a room that feels warm and inviting, consider using wood when installing skirting boards, which will add warmth to any space. Carpet can also be used on floorboards for extra protection from dirt and wear. 


There are many ways you can use skirting in your home, so it’s worth getting them installed before you finish any other work in your house. 


Installing Skirting Boards The Hard Way


There are two common ways to install skirting boards: The hard way and the easy way. The hard way is to cut and screw them directly into your walls, as well as your floorboards if you have a wooden floor. This may sound like a quick fix, but it can be quite difficult and time-consuming.


The easier way is by using pre-fixed brackets that attach in seconds to the wall and then attach to the floorboards. This is more cost-effective than the first option, but it does not provide enough support for large pieces of furniture.


How To Install Skirting Boards The Easy Way


Installing skirting boards is a straightforward task that can be completed on a weekend, but it does require some expert advice. Whether you are installing pine, plywood, or MDF skirting boards, the same installation steps apply.


You’ll start by measuring the height of your floorboards and adding 3/4 of an inch to the measurement (to allow for the thickness of the skirting board). You’ll then cut your board to length with a circular saw. For example, if your floorboards measure 5″ in height, you would cut your new skirting board at 6-1/2″.


Next, you’ll fasten the bottom of the skirting board to the baseboard using 3″ screws. Position each screw so that its head sits just below the surface and countersink it slightly before tightening it up with a screwdriver. The top edge should also line up with your floorboards. Finally, stand back and admire your handiwork! Your room will have a clean look and feel and nothing will be left unfinished.


Where To Find Quality Skirting Boards


The best place to find quality skirting boards is from a home improvement store. These stores will often have different types to choose from, so you can pick the type that suits your room the best. To ensure you’re buying the right skirting board for your room, pay attention to how high it is off the ground and how long it is.


There are many different styles of skirting boards, so be sure to find the one that will look best with your room décor or flooring.