What is the standard skirting board size?

What is the standard skirting board size?

What is the standard skirting board size?

The most popular standard skirting board height is 145mm. That said, it is quite possible to buy off-the-shelf skirting boards in heights from 70mm right up to 400mm.

How do you measure skirting boards?


  1. Wall 1. Measure from the first internal corner to the edge of door opening.
  2. Wall 2. Measure between the two internal corners, and record in notebook.
  3. Wall 3. Measure between next two internal corners, and record in notebook.
  4. Wall 4.

How long is a piece of skirting board?

120mm To 170mm Generally, new builds will have plain skirting that tends to be around 120mm in height.

How thick is a skirting board?

If you’re going for a modern look, the 15mm or 18mm thickness would be ideal. If you are looking for a more traditional look and feel, 25mm thickness is the way to go (a lot of old skirting boards and architraves are at least this thick!).

Should I leave a gap when fitting skirting board?

Skirting boards give an attractive appearance whilst hiding the necessary gap that must be left between the edge of the flooring and the wall. This gap allows for the expansion and contraction that happens over time.

Do you fit skirting before carpet?

you must fit skirtings first as the gripper is fitted leaving a tuckin gap which is needed to stretch the carpet into.

How much paint do I need skirting?

If you are painting doors and skirting boards, the porosity will be different to your wall. Edward Bulmer suggests: “For woodwork, as a rough guide the company recommends 1 gallon of eggshell to cover 2-3 doors (both sides), and 1 gallon of eggshell will cover 65ft of skirting board.

What is the longest length of MDF?

MDF Sheet Sizes For our Standard MDF, you have access to five sheet sizes of varying length and width. These options are 2400 x 1200mm, 2700 x 1200mm, 3600 x 1200mm, 3600 x 1800mm, and 2400 x 900mm.

What is the standard height of a skirting board?

When it comes to determining the standard height of a skirting board, this is based off industry standards and what customers like yourself are opting for. Generally speaking, the standard skirting board height is around 145mm, which is about 6 inches. This size is a mid range height of the ones we offer, as we offer heights from 70mm to 350mm.

Where are skirting boards made in the UK?

From our skirting board showroom and factory in Birmingham, UK, We provide you with them fantastic finishing touches to compliment your new floor, room or space. Skirting Boards Direct are committed to providing you the Highest Quality Products at the best prices on the web.

Do skirting boards need to be removed?

Skirting boards can be seen as one of the finished products of a room. Even though this may be so, there are times and occasions where skirting boards may need to be removed.