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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!

  • What is Architrave and How is it Used?
    What is Architrave and How is it Used?
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    Architrave is a common household feature. However, for most of us, it is something that is often hidden right in plain sight. Although we see it in our houses on a daily basis, not many of us can actually define what architrave really is, let alone understand how, and why, it’s used. Caption: Bullnose Architrave In this article, we will explain everything that you need to know about architrave how it can be used around your home: What is Architrave? Architrave is a form of interior...

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  • Skirting Board Finishes Explained
    Skirting Board Finishes Explained
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    Here at Skirting 4 U, we offer a range of finishes on all MDF skirting board and architrave products. If you have never purchased new skirting boards before you may be unfamiliar with some of the terminology used to describe the different finishes. This post will give you all the information you need to make an informed decision about which finish choosing for your MDF skirting board. Unprimed Skirting Board If you select “unprimed” from the relevant drop-down box (picture) you will receive...

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  • Six Reasons to Choose Square Skirting Board
    Six Reasons to Choose Square Skirting Board
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    Whether you are an interiors expert, or just looking for a bit of a change, choosing the right skirting board for your home can quickly become a nightmare, especially if you do not know exactly what you are looking for. Here at Skirting4U, we have come up with 6 reasons why you should choose square skirting over a more traditional design: There are No Size Restrictions Square skirting boards are great at creating a minimalistic and clean finish to any given room, regardless of interior...

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  • Are MDF Skirting Boards Suitable for the Bathroom?
    Are MDF Skirting Boards Suitable for the Bathroom?
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    One question we get asked a lot is whether the MDF skirting boards and architrave we produce can be used in bathrooms. The difference between a bathroom and other rooms in the house is the moisture content in the air, and this creates a fear that the skirting boards will get damaged somehow or become a breeding ground for mould. Ovolo Architrave Whilst we cannot definitively answer this question for all MDF skirting boards, we can for all products that we produce. This is because there...

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  • Ordering New Skirting Boards: Allowing for Wastage
    Ordering New Skirting Boards: Allowing for Wastage
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    One of the more common questions we are asked by customers is how much extra skirting board they should order to allow for wastage. Generally, people who ask this question are looking for a definitive answer like “add an extra 10%” or “get one extra length to make sure you are covered”. With skirting boards, there isn’t really a simple rule like this to be followed. Instead, to work out how much to order you need to first know the answer to this question “How important is the...

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  • What are rosettes and how are they used?
    What are rosettes and how are they used?
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    A rosette is a block of MDF or wood, they’re fitted in the top corners of your architrave installations to help eliminate complex joins. Rosettes are slightly wider than the architrave to allow smooth transitions. Not only do they make it easier to fit, they also offer a visually different approach. What situations might you consider using a rosette? Creating a traditional look From a design point of view, a rosette coupled with plinth blocks can give off a more elegant and traditional...

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  • What are plinth blocks and how are they used?
    What are plinth blocks and how are they used?
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    A plinth block (also known as a skirting block) is simply a piece of MDF or wood which is slightly thicker and wider than your skirting board and architrave. It sits at the bottom of the architrave and either the right or left of the skirting board depending on the position of the door frame. Plinth blocks have been designed to help create smoother transitions between the two.

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  • Three Top Tips for Modernising your Skirting Boards
    Three Top Tips for Modernising your Skirting Boards
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    If you are one of many households that still has the same basic skirting boards in every room from when the house was built, it may be time to start thinking about change! Generally, construction companies go with a Torus or simple Bullnose style of skirting, because it is mass produced and therefore cheaper. And, just like the magnolia paint in a new build home, these standard styles are inoffensive and acceptable for the masses. Times are changing, and now you no longer have to settle for...

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  • What MDF Do We Use?
    What MDF Do We Use?
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    We manufacture from the best available MR MDF. Occasionally we receive questions specifically relating to the properties of our MDF, so this post looks at technical specification of the MDF in detail.

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  • Three ways to Use Colour on Skirting Boards and Architrave to Improve Your Home
    Three ways to Use Colour on Skirting Boards and Architrave to Improve Your Home
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    Do skirting boards and architrave always have to be white? We take a look at 3 distinct decorating styles that all feature painted interior mouldings to elevate the décor of your interior.

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