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This is where you will find more detailed information about our product range. If you have a question about any of our products and cannot find the answer on our site, please get in touch and our sales team will be happy to help!

  • How To: Five Ways To Keep Your Skirting Boards Clean & Fresh
    How To: Five Ways To Keep Your Skirting Boards Clean & Fresh
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    When it comes to home cleaning, there’s no doubt that it can be hard work to keep a whole house looking sparkly clean. With so many different elements to think about your woodwork, specifically skirting boards might sometimes be the ones that get neglected. If the skirting boards are looking tired and worn in your home then there are many restorative processes you can take, including cleaning to help bring them back to life. There are many ways in which you can deep clean your skirting boards...

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  • How To: Five Different Ways To Style Victorian Skirting Boards
    How To: Five Different Ways To Style Victorian Skirting Boards
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    With so many different skirting board and architrave designs to choose from, you might be finding it difficult to decide on the best profile for your home. The wide selection of skirting boards available here at Skirting 4 U enable you to have full creative control on the look you want to achieve within your interior. You can choose from a range of different styles from plain and simplistic to intricate and decorative. One of our most popular styles is the Victorian profile and some would...

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  • Top 5 Skirting Boards for Traditional Interiors
    Top 5 Skirting Boards for Traditional Interiors
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    If you are in the process of deciding which skirting board to choose for a more ‘traditional’ style interior, you will no doubt have been overwhelmed by the number of options available to you. At Skirting 4 U, for example, we have over 12 different skirting profiles that we would consider to be traditional in appearance, and we are just one supplier! It can be hard especially if you are trying to be sensitive to a particular historical period, for example, or recreate an original moulding...

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  • Is Architrave The Same As Skirting
    Is Architrave The Same As Skirting
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    There are similarities between skirting boards and architrave as products, but they aren’t EXACTLY the same, and serve different purposes. Skirting board is designed to be fitted around the perimeter of a room, fixed to the wall where it meets the floor. Architrave, however, is generally much thinner than skirting board and is fitted around doors where the (most likely wooden) door frame meets the plaster.

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  • Can you get skirting board covers
    Can you get skirting board covers
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    A skirting board cover is a skirting board that has been ‘hollowed out’ at the back, so that it fits seamlessly over your existing skirting board. This type of product has increased in popularity dramatically over the past few years, as people search for something that will allow them to update their skirting boards without having to remove their existing ones and potentially damage their plaster or walls in the process.

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  • What Is The Point Of A Skirting Board
    What Is The Point Of A Skirting Board
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    The main function of a skirting board is to protect walls from damage. Walls are particularly vulnerable to knocks and scuffs around their base as people in the home go about their daily lives. Skirting boards act as a barrier that stops plaster being cracked or broken.

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  • Modern Skirting Board Ideas
    Modern Skirting Board Ideas
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    An overview of our modern skirting board ideas for contemporary interiors.

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  • How to measure up and order a window board
    How to measure up and order a window board
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    We’re frequently asked by customers about how to go about measuring up and ordering a window board. In this blog, we will explain your options and what to think about before making your order. Window boards can either be cut flush with the window length or they could have overlapping horns. They almost always overhang at the front creating a ledge (and hiding any issues with plastering). First, decide whether you want your window boards to be flush or have ‘horns’ as this will affect the...

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  • Architrave Sets Explained
    Architrave Sets Explained
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    One frequent cause of confusion for people coming to our website centres around what an ‘architrave set’ is and what the difference is between single and double sets. A standard internal door frame in the UK requires roughly five linear metres of architrave. Typically, you would need two lengths at 2100mm for the upright pieces, and a ‘crossbar’ or ‘header’ piece cut to around 900mm to run along the top of the door frame and connect the two upright pieces. The exact sizing may vary depending...

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  • Three Great Reasons to Choose MDF Skirting Boards & Architrave
    Three Great Reasons to Choose MDF Skirting Boards & Architrave
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    Although traditionally made from hardwood, the most popular material for skirting boards and architrave today is MDF. In this blog we examine the advantages of MDF skirting boards and architrave over other real wood alternatives. Less likely to warp or crack The foremost advantage of using MDF is that it is a man-made material, which means it won’t be at risk of warping or cracking as the temperature and moisture content in the surrounding atmosphere varies. Real woods react to the...

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