Initially, skirtingboards were intended deftly finish off junctions between the wall and floors. Nowadays, they have more benefits, as they can be used as virtual kickboards, which protect walls from any bumps, knocks or scrapes caused by vacuum cleaners, and also people who could accidentally scrape walls when moving such things as furniture. They also serve as safeguards for the walls from polish and foot cleaning products. Quite a lot of impressive uses, right? Not to forget, they add an elegant finish to any decoration and arrangement- whether modern or traditional, lustrous or intricate, they sure add an impressive finishing touch.
When considering skirting, one of the best choices that comes into mind are the wooden skirtings, actually of the most famous and demanded of them all.
Benefits of Wooden skirtingboards
They have the broadest variety to select from, enough for you to find the style and profile that suits your decoration preferences for your home. Wooden baseboards provide an ageless, stylish and a natural finishing as wood is commonly known to complement many old-styles of houses as well as more modern abodes.
It is also an environmentally sound selection compared to the use of other materials- very eco-friendly in most houses. This is due to some reasons which include being a better insulator, a renewable resource, if well maintained it can last for a long period of time, plus its appearance is great.
The appropriate finishing touches for your wooden skirtings
Wooden skirtings can be finished using a solid enamel paint in several ways which include:
You are advised to stain paint of varnish the wooden baseboards before installing them, and then, where necessary, applying a final finishing touch.
If these wooden skirtingboards are to be applied in a wet area or outdoors, for instance in kitchens, patios or bathrooms, then it is necessary for them to be well sealed using a water-based sealant, to prevent them from cracking or warping due to moisture exposure.