A skirtboard is a piece of custom framing that’s built to cover the bottom of a wall from floor to ceiling. Installing one on each wall will give your home a crisp, clean look and prevent dirt from getting trapped in the bottom of your walls. In this article, you’ll learn what a skirtboard is, why you should be using one, how to measure for one and how to install it. Let’s get started!
What Is A Skirtboard?
A skirtboard is a piece of custom framing that covers the bottom of a wall from floor to ceiling. Installing one on each wall will give your home a crisp, clean look and prevent dirt from getting trapped in the bottom of your walls.
Skirtboards are typically made out of wood or drywall. Measurements for a skirtboard depend on the height and width of each wall. Skirtboards usually have an overlap of about 1/2 inch all around the edges. Measurements for a skirtboard may vary depending on the type and size of material you’re using, so it’s important to measure before buying materials.
Why You Should Be Using ASkirtboard
A skirtboard in MDF Skirting World is a piece of custom framing that covers the bottom of a wall from floor to ceiling. Installing one on each wall will give your home a crisp, clean look and prevent dirt from getting trapped in the bottom of your walls. There are many benefits to using a skirtboard:
- It helps maintain a clean appearance
- It prevents dirt accumulation on the floor
- It provides extra space for storage
- It conceals pipes and wires
- It can protect against water damage
- Many people find it aesthetically pleasing
How To Measure For A Skirtboard
A skirtboard comes in different sizes so you’ll need to measure the length of your wall and choose a size that fits. For example, if you have a 10-foot-long wall, then you’ll want to get a 10-foot-long skirtboard.
You should also measure the height of your walls to ensure that it covers from floor to ceiling. The width of the skirtboard is determined by the depth of your wall, which means you’ll need to measure how deep your walls are.
If a measurement falls in between two sizes, we recommend going up one size for an easier installation process and better results. Once you have these measurements, it’s time to decide what style you want for your skirtboard.
We recommend either a full or partial skirtboard because they give an extended look at the bottom of your wall without covering too much space on the floor. It won’t restrict walking paths and will save more room on the ground level while adding more stability along the lower walls. After deciding what style you want and measuring for that size, it’s time to start installing!
How To Install A Skirtboard
Installing a skirtboard is an easy DIY project. To install one, you’ll need the following materials:
- Stud finder
- Hammer or nail gun
- 4 inch drywall screws
- 4 inch nails
First, measure the length of your wall and cut the skirtboard to fit. Next, attach the skirtboard with 4-inch drywall screws and cover it with a layer of paint. Finally, screw in four nails at each end to keep it from moving.