What is ogee skirting?

Ogee skirting board is decorative without being over the top. It is a perfect skirting design to use in both modern and traditional interiors. Although available from a wide range of suppliers, each ogee profile is subtly different depending on where you get it from.

Skirting Boards/Architraves This is what a Torus skirting or architrave looks like in profile. Torus architrave is available in 69mm width. This is what an Ogee skirting or architrave looks like in profile. Ogee skirting is available in 119mm width, ogee architrave is available in 58 & 69mm widths.

Secondly, what are the different types of skirting boards? MDF skirting. MDF skirting is widely stocked and often the preferred choice. This type of skirting board generally comes in two types: either ‘pre primed’ or ‘pre finished. ‘ Pre-primed is ideal if you want to decorate and colour your skirting board to your own taste later.

Also, what is torus skirting?

The Torus skirting is by far the most commonly purchased profile we offer, and is a constant best-seller. The main cover image shows the Torus 2 skirting board at 120mm high and 18mm thick, which are the ‘standard’ dimensions for a skirting board.

Can I use architrave as skirting?

Is Architrave The Same As Skirting. Skirting board is designed to be fitted around the perimeter of a room, fixed to the wall where it meets the floor. Architrave, however, is generally much thinner than skirting board and is fitted around doors where the (most likely wooden) door frame meets the plaster.

What is the point of skirting boards?

In architecture, a baseboard (also called skirting board, skirting, mopboard, floor molding, or base molding) is usually wooden or vinyl board covering the lowest part of an interior wall. Its purpose is to cover the joint between the wall surface and the floor.

How do I choose skirting boards?

Design a simple profile using square routed shapes, and a contemporary board is the result. Follow the theme through in the architraves to the doors. If the boards are painted the same colour as the wall then they disappear into the wall. If a varnished timber board is used the skirting becomes more prominent.

How do you attach skirting boards?

How to install skirting boards Cut skirting to suit length of wall, allowing extra for mitred joints. Where skirtings will meet at internal corners, you need to create a scribed joint. To mark wall for plugs, place skirting in position against wall. Remove skirting and using drill with 5mm masonry drill bit, make hole in wall where marked by nail.

What sizes do skirting boards come in?

Which Height Should You Choose? 70mm To 95mm. These heights aren’t very common for use as skirting boards. 120mm To 170mm. 195mm To 220mm. 250mm And Above. 15mm Thickness. 18mm Thickness. 25mm Thickness. 3050mm Length (just over 3 metres)

How do you cut skirting boards?

To do this, first cut a 45-degree angle in the end of the new piece of board using a mitre saw or mitre box. Then, use a coping saw to cut away the waste section. You’ll be left with the profile of the skirting board that will slot onto the section that is already attached to the wall. Practise with an off-cut first.

How do you choose Architraves?

You’ll always need to choose the same thickness (or thicker) as your skirtings for your architraves. This is so the architraves don’t sit back from the skirting boards. If you’re using plinth blocks between the skirting and architrave, the architrave just needs to be thinner than the plinth block.

What is the best height for skirting boards?

As a very general rule, you should opt for skirting boards that are roughly 1/18 of the hight of your room or choose skirting boards that are as tall as roughly double the width of your door architraves.

What is the best material for skirting boards?

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. The same can also be said for the architraves.

What is the standard height of a skirting?

When it comes to choosing the height for your skirting, it comes down to personal preference. We have found that our most popular sizes range from 120mm (approximately 5 inches) up to 220mm (approximately 9 inches).

Does MDF Skirting need primed undercoat?

It is good practice to use one application of undercoat before applying the decorative coat. We recommend giving both softwood timber skirting or SAM primed MDF skirting a rub with sandpaper between coats. You may need to apply an extra coat of decorative paint depending on the colour you have selected.

What is chamfered skirting?

Chamfer skirting remains as popular today as ever. Our chamfer skirting board incorporates a rounded finish to the chamfered edge which softens the profile from a visual perspective, and increases the durability and longevity of the architrave.

What is primed skirting?

Primed Skirting Board “Primed” means the products you order will arrive with white primer already applied, and they will have been sanded down so all you will need to do is apply the final paint finish of your choosing.