Choosing The Right Skirting Board

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It is time to start this renovation


If you are asking yourself ‘Which skirting board should I choose?’ ‘How do I decide on a finish?’ ‘What profile will suit my home?’ hopefully, this post will help you!
We are used to treating skirting boards as a necessity, especially in modern homes. A common unimportant division between wall and floor, a cover to hide cracks and carpet ends and makes mopping or hovering much easier. It would be strange to see a house with no skirting as it’s become a recognised feature in our homes. Why not make the most of your skirting boards and turn them into a design features like the dado rail. Who said skirting boards had to be white? Different coloured skirting boards are all the new designs nowadays and have taken over the natural wood look and close to taking over the white skirting board, however, white skirting boards will always be Skirting UK’s first choice.

Go for Grey

Charcoal edgings can emphasise white walls especially in hallways and adds a pleasing border to any room also creating a sense of space and order.

Go for one colour

A single colour used on walls and skirting boards can create a strong, straightforward look and a sense of space making rooms appear larger. Even using white it will give a clean fresh, summery look. White is far more dramatic than cream and is unashamedly glamorous, studios or minimal too.

Light them up

rainbow spray paintSimple, robust skirting boards not only balance and create space, they can be embedded with LED lighting systems. If holes cut out in your skirting board are required, then please call and speak to the Skirting UK team; 0121 289 4940.

Rainbow bright

Add a dash of bright colour to your skirting boards this can be a valuable design accessory and can match with your other accessories such as curtains, cushions, vase or candles etc. The vibrant ribbon of colour can uplift and create energy in the room. Really nice in children’s bedrooms.

Night dark colours

Dark dramatic skirting boards are an effective look in a long, narrow hallway. Try and keep your walls and ceiling as pale as possible for the best effect. The cream is the most tranquil of colours it is fresh soft and calming.

Pick out pastels

This is a nice look at a straightforward skirting board. Choose two of your favourite pastel colour. who needs wallpaper when the paint can look this fabulous?

living room large skirting paneling Enhance with style

Elegant, half-height wall panels elevate the humble skirting board into a different league. It’s a feature that we don’t offer but if you require this beautiful look then please call an adviser on 0121 289 4940 to discuss your options, we can create mouldings and a dado rail fixed above the skirting board for a similar effect.


One of the wonderful things about designing or enhancing our home is that you can take time to stop and have a look and consider what is really important right at that very moment. People are beginning to spend more time at home and wanting to create a feeling of warmth and security. We are influenced by many factors when choosing new fixtures for the home, the age of the building, the style you like be it modern, simplistic, traditional or period styles. It could be a minimal office or even a new swanky development we have a profile that will suit your style or project:

The Modern Range

The Period Range

The Simplistic Range

The Traditional Range


“Luxury is not about having the fattest wallet, but about designing a home that fits you as well…”. We offer affordable skirting boards, architrave, dado rails and more to meet your needs and create the comfort you desire. It once meant gold, marble and oaks and became an expensive hobby for most people. But long have gone those days, we can now have the luxury for the fraction of the price. Traditional woods such as oak, pine, beech have been taken over by the very uncomplicated and durable MDF board. MDF offers much more life lasting benefits such as:

  1. It doesn’t warp Bedroom Image Featuring Picture Rail
  2. It’s moisture resistant.

Luxury is not about getting that style right and paying the price for it too, we won’t say you can buy cheap skirting boards or products but we will say “very affordable”.

Budget is another question and consideration nobody wants to talk about, we would all like to be richer and get the most expensive products on the market but we have to be wise. Choosing these products will create a rich feel to your home on a realistic budget.

Why go through the hassle and cost of removing old skirting boards when you’re redesigning your home, or you may have just bought a new home with a look you just don’t like? A custom made skirting board cover will hide any unsightly old skirting boards. Boards can be cut to the right height and depth to accommodate old skirting, leaving a crisp and new finish to any room. It won’t cost a lot, but it will look grand and expensive.


To put the final finish on your products it isn’t just about what paint and colours, flooring materials or accessories you choose. These things will play a part in your order and can be quite time-consuming, so we decided to give each customer the option to choose a stress-free finish, let us do the coat for you, it will be naturally in our prefered colour of white, but choose from eggshell, satin or gloss! (Please note additional charges will be applied)

Mechanic in Painting Booth Spray Painting
Spray Painting MDF


  • Unprimed gives you the rawest state of the board and unless you’re a builder or in the trade, we wouldn’t advise having it unprimed as it really would be hard work.
  • Priming your product would create the perfect canvas for your own choice of paint, in fact, the primed finish looks deceivingly finished with its smooth white texture. We apply the primer twice and sand down to a soft finish.
  • Our gloss finish gives a shininess or lustre look. The paint dries shiny like nail vanish a superb stress-free quality product, which is highly recommended.
  • The satin finish is halfway between gloss and matte finishes with its smooth shimmer finish. This is a very popular look and one of our customer’s favourites.
  • Eggshell is a newer addition to Skirting UK, two coats of primer are applied and then one coat of eggshell leaving a sleek matte finish.


So you’ve chosen your profile and you have finally made your order, a sense of peace or doubt hits you. But what happens after you pay? What is the process of making skirting boards? Remember, the product you’ve ordered is unique to you and is made to order. The production team receive your order and start working on cutting it down. This is from the 12 height options, they make sure it’s at the right depth 15mm, 18mm or 25mm and finally apply it to the right length 2440mm, 3050mm or 4200mm length boards.

Ultimately it’s all about the way you want your home, office or project to look. We’re just here to add a helping hand and deliver your products to you just as you like them.