WHY STILL USE THEM?
Choosing a design for your skirting can be pretty hard these days due to the variety available on the market.
The style and design of the home can easily be changed or accentuated by the use of different skirting boards to give a new architectural feature to your home. This is a relatively inexpensive and simple way to remodel the look of your home’s interiors.
Providing protection to the lower part of walls from vacuums, mopping, children’s toys being pushed into them and general household traffic is a significant benefit.
They finish and frame a room and when painted certain colours or when using a large or ornate profile, provide contrast and texture. They also provide an effortless flow between rooms.
If your home features laminate or vinyl flooring, skirting boards will conceal the gap between the floor board and wall, which is usually left to allow for expansion and contraction of the boards with temperature and humidity.
HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT SKIRTING BOARD
Think hard about the style and age of your property. Don’t just pick a skirting or door in isolation. Many house designs are spoilt because there isn’t a unified theme.
If you have a family and pets you might want to consider the potential for damage to the lower part of the wall. A modern board with a simple profile is an alternative and can be painted.
Tiles laid on a floor in a hallway or bathroom can be used as a skirting to give the impression of greater width by using the same material as the floor.
As with many design decisions there are no absolute rules. Design the skirting around all the other elements of the interior and you won’t go far wrong.
What is it?
The word screed actually means “An accurately levelled strip” of material laid on a wall or floor as a guide for the even application of a covering.
Screeding is a type of concrete used to form a level surface. It is used to either to receive floor finishes, to encase under-floor heating pipes or to be left as the wearing surface.
It is very important to ensure the base preparation is correct as it will have consequences for the long-term quality of the screed.
Furthermore it can laid either on top of an existing concrete base, a damp proof membrane (DPM) or insulation. On top of insulation can be with or without under-floor heating (UFH) pipes.
A self-levelling cement screed is a quick setting concrete compound that is designed to level imperfect floors. You would use a self-levelling floor screed to finish off a concrete floor or screed floor as a base for tiling, vinyl or laminate floors.
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