Small details can make difference on interior – so it’s important to put time into choosing elements so that surroundings ensured the desired result. Appearance of skirting boards can affect the entire ambiance of the building. Irrespective of how home may be, if the skirting boards are worn out, you may be unable to create a positive impression
One decision that’s worth particular consideration is choosing the appropriate skirting boards. Skirtings offer a number of functional and aesthetic benefits and it’s pretty much an essential if you have wood floors, as it will hide the gap between wall and floor as timber contracts and expands. Moreover, it provides a barrier for wall against damages of vacuum cleaner, cleaning instruments, toys and general traffic at home.
Nowadays, there is a wide range of mouldings offered both in terms of shape and materials – from softwood and hardwood, to MDF, plastic, metal, veneered and more. In terms of style, there are more decorative skirting profiles with curves or simple designs for a clean and modern look.
New trends of skirting boards include white painted mouldings as Scandinavian design, also veneered mouldings that corresponds or is equal to the color of chosen flooring solution. In addition, producers nowadays offer range of mouldings with click systems to make the application of them to walls easier and they incorporate free space for electric and other cables, in order to hide them from eyesight and make them relatively accessible.
Softwood skirtings offer several advantages. They ensure natural look, and can be stained or varnished according to wishes. In a long term or eco perspective, they can be sanded down or refinished so the change of new mouldings should not be done so frequently. Generally, softwood mouldings are easier to match to an existing design than others. Also, softwood mouldings, often pine, cost comparatively the same as other type of mouldings and ensure more elegant view, green choice, and use of natural material.