Fitting New Skirting Boards

A skirting board (also called a baseboard) is a permanent panel covering the lowest part of an interior wall. The purpose of a skirting board is to cover the joint between the wall and the floor.

As well as helping to protect the lower part of the wall against accidental knocks from furniture and kicks, it can also serve as a decorative molding as well as covering an inconsistencies in distance where the floor meets the wall.

Fitting Skirting Boards

Skirting boards are usually fitted after applying the finish to the wall, and after the floor covering has been laid.

Plastic skirting boards are usually fixed in long lengths and are glued to the wall behind.

Wooden skirting boards can be fixed with Target Fixings' Fast Flex, which provides the hold of a nail and the ease of installation of a screw. For the best finish, wooden skirting boards should be painted after installation to cover any fixings that have been used to hold the board against the wall.

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