What are the sizes of skirting boards?

As per Mariterra, the most common sizes of skirting board sit between the range of 120mm and 230mm, with 145mm standing out as the standard solution. However, depending on the design and manufacturer, it is likely that you can choose anything from 70mm to 400mm.

Can cables be run behind skirting boards?

In the UK it is not allowed to route cables behind a traditional wooden skirting board. However, if the skirting is purpose made for routing cables within it, then that is allowed. Running cables within it is acceptable. Any purpose made skirting for hiding cables is acceptable made from any material.

How thick should skirting boards be?

The most commonly used thickness for skirting boards is 18mm, majority of the profiles can go on 18mm.

How wide should skirting?

We would normally recommend that the skirting is approximately double the width of the architrave. For example if your architrave is 90mm wide the skirting should be at least 180mm high.

What is better MDF or wood skirting?

The best advantage of solid woods over MDF is that they look great when finished in a paint, lacquer or varnish. This means a solid wood will typically last longer than an MDF skirting, because you can alter or repair it in situ, rather than replace the whole skirting.

What is the highest skirting board?

195mm To 220mm Taller skirtings are becoming popular, especially in older homes. 195mm and 220mm are the most common choices for people looking to go taller. When looking at taller skirtings, larger designs should be the main point of focus. Generally, large detailed designs are more suited to tall skirting boards.

Are sockets in skirting boards illegal?

Hi, no sockets should be left dangling in the air – it’s dangerous. All sockets, unless replacing current fittings, should be 50cm up the wall.

How high should skirting boards be from floor?

When it comes to determining the standard height of a skirting board, this is based off industry standards and what customers like yourself are opting for. Generally speaking, the standard skirting board height is around 145mm, which is about 6 inches.

Can you get thicker skirting boards?

Of course, you can have skirting and architrave thickness smaller than 15mm or bigger than 25mm. Hopefully this blog has helped you understand better about the reasons why the thickness option is worth considering when you purchase new or replacing existing skirting boards and or architraves.

What’s the best skirting board?

Top 10 Skirting Boards Profiles

  • Lambs Tongue Profile.
  • Square Edge Profile.
  • Torus Skirting Profile.
  • Ovolo Profile.
  • Square And Grooved Skirting Boards Profiles.
  • Art Deco Profiles.
  • Victorian Skirting Boards.
  • Chamfered And Rounded.

What material is best for skirting?

There are many wood types such as softwood (Pine in this example) & hardwoods such as Oak. However, MDF is the most popular choice for making skirting boards today.

What kind of skirting board is used for PVC?

This kind of skirting board was designed to run cables along through the PVC trunking. The Metal Line 97/8 cable skirting board is also extremely functional: it was simplified to make it easy to install. You can therefore choose only natural aluminium supports, screws or plugs, or use the PVC trunking.

What do you need to know about cableaway skirting ducts?

Available with internal/external corner pieces, premade blanking ends and a choice of clip-on or drop-in lids, Cableaway’s skirting duct provides a flexible cable distribution system for now and into the future.

How big is a natural skirting duct duct?

50mm x 100mm x 2 Division skirting duct perfect for Small to Medium Projects. Available in 3m Length Natural Anodised and… 50mm x 150mm x 3 Division skirting duct perfect for Medium to Large Projects. Available in 2.4m Length Natural Anodised and…

What kind of cable skirting board does profilpas use?

Profilpas has responded to these requirements by producing the aluminium Metal Line 97/8 cable skirting board, to clearly delineate where floor meets wall. It is the ideal solution when you want to hide cables and wires without having to drill the wall while enriching and decorating the room.