Skirting Boards Perth
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Supply & Installation of Skirting Boards
For the supply and installation of Skirting Boards for your Perth home, talk to Breezebay Carpentry today. Skirting boards neatly finish off a home, giving the interior of your home a touch of class. There are a range of different skirting board styles to choose from and we can supply the right style to achieve the look you want.
Because Skirting boards are about finish and detail, it is essential they are installed professionally. While there are plenty of handymen around who can install skirting boards, nothing beats the quality of a professional installation from a licensed carpenter.
What is the importance and advantages of skirting boards?
Most homes are built with skirting boards. Homeowners in the United States call them baseboards. They are also called moldings, kickboards and even mop boards. In Australia, they are known as skirting boards.
Skirting boards are 5 to 15cm boards that run along the base of an interior wall. They are often placed with screws, glue or nails. They can also be stained, painted, carved or flat. It all depends on the preference of the home builder or home owner.
These types of boards have been used for many years. But, exactly what purpose do they serve?
Hide Hideous Looking Wires
No one wants to see wires jutting from walls or ceilings. It doesn’t make sense to hide them in the ceiling because you would have to remove the entire ceiling if you ever needed to make repairs. Hiding them in skirting boards makes better sense. Also, it’ll save money too.
Hide Alignment Gaps
Even expert fitters have a hard time aligning floors and walls, and gaps do appear during installations every so often. This is why a majority of contractors opt to use skirting boards to cover ugly gaps instead of starting over to get the right alignment.
Prevent Wall Damage
Baseboards help to protect walls from furniture. They provide a buffer which makes it harder to put furniture too close to walls. This deters furniture from creating scuffs and marks on walls. Thus, it decreases the likelihood that you’ll have to repaint, re-wallpaper or re-plaster the walls.
Beautify the Room
Skirting boards can beautify a room by making it look crisp and finished. They provide a decorative touch that homeowners love. Paint them different colors to tie in with the colors and style of rooms.
It doesn’t matter if you’re building a new home or renovating your current one. Think about putting in skirting boards. You will see the importance and advantages of skirting boards first hand.
Consider the following skirting board options:
There’s the option to either put in new skirting boards or remove the ones that you already have. Generally, this is due to preference, or because you must remove them to put in new flooring.
Usually in older homes, a majority of homeowners don’t take out skirting boards because the wall plaster is attached to them. Thus, removing them means taking out the plaster as well. This is the main reason that people choose not to remove skirting boards during a renovation.
If you elect to leave in the skirting boards, run the new flooring up to the wall and use a beading accessory as a way to connect flooring and skirting boards. Make sure that the gap is large enough between the floor and wall so that the floor can expand and contract.
If you are building a new home, there is more flexibility when it comes to using skirting boards. This is because you can put them in after the flooring is installed. You can easily choose a great flooring to match your preferred skirting board. But make sure that there is enough room left in the gap so that the floor can expand and contract.