Benefits of Hardwood Skirting
There are many benefits to investing in high-quality oak skirting boards. Due to the high quality of oak skirting, they are not only durable and easy to maintain, but can also add value to your home.
Oak skirting boards are not only highly durable but they also offer a high level of quality. As well as choosing from different sizes, you can ensure that you get the right skirting boards for your project. It is also possible to customise hardwood skirting boards to meet the requirements of your interior design.
The height, depth, and length can be selected according to your preferences. Feel free to contact our sales team if the size you require is not available online. They will be able to provide you with a bespoke quote.
We offer a wide range of styles in our solid wood skirting boards made from prime-grade oak. We offer a wide variety of wooden skirting boards sourced from sustainably managed forests, ranging from oak bullnose skirting to chamfered or Ogee.
An oak tree takes years to mature fully due to its slow growth and dense nature. Therefore, we source our timber only from certified and accredited managed forests. Despite its versatility, oak requires very little maintenance and is commonly used in furniture, flooring, joinery, veneers, and panelling. Moreover, oak stands up well to stains and polishes well and is highly resistant to wear and tear. As a result, it is ideal for the construction of skirting boards that are prone to damage from accidental knocks, foot traffic, and bumps caused by children's toys, bicycles, and pushchairs.
Fitting Oak Skirting Boards
If you wish to install solid oak skirting, measure each length that you will need and cut them so that they will meet seamlessly at each corner of the room. Fix the skirting boards to the walls using masonry nails or screws (drilling pilot holes and fitting raw plugs first). Be sure to avoid any pipes, wires, or studs in the wall.
You can apply the finish of your choice to all of our solid oak skirting boards once they have been supplied with a smooth machined finish. For best results, we recommend using varnish or a wood finishing oil, such as Danish oil, which allows the natural grain of the wood to be seen.
Solid oak skirting boards FAQs
Skirting boards serve the primary function of protecting walls from damage. As people go about their daily lives, walls are particularly prone to being knocked or scuffed around their base. A skirting board acts as a barrier to prevent plaster from cracking or breaking.
SIt is possible to install skirting boards on carpets. When installing laminate or tiles, a small gap must be left between the flooring and the skirting board. It is therefore recommended that skirting boards do not contact the floor and be installed after the flooring has been installed.
It should be noted that there is a range of common skirting board heights ranging from 120mm to 230mm. Standard skirting board heights are generally between 145mm and 155mm, with 145mm being the most popular.