An architrave is an interior moulding that is fitted around a doorframe or a window. They allow you to hide messy door joints or rough surfaces by acting as trim where the joints meet the walls or floor. Architraves are typically available in a wide range of materials and finishes, most commonly MDF and Solid Oak, as well as styles such as traditional or modern. Read our complete guide to buying architrave
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Choosing The Right Skirting Board Height6445 Views
When it comes to shopping for skirting boards there are so many different elements to consider. Here at Skirting 4 U we want to ensure that all of our customers are free to have the skirting board design and style they want in their home without compromise. We therefore offer customisable options on our skirting board styles for you to choose your required height, depth, overall length and finish. If you are someone that is new to the world of skirting boards such a wide choice of options...
Can you re-use skirting2284 Views
Skirting board and architrave can be reused if it is in good condition and doesn’t get damaged when it is removed from the walls. We have put together a helpful guide on how to remove skirting boards and a video tutorial if you needed a little help on how best to do this.
Is Architrave The Same As Skirting4527 Views
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.
Can you get skirting board covers1261 Views
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.
What Is The Point Of A Skirting Board1661 Views
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.
Architrave Sets Explained4119 Views
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...
Three Great Reasons to Choose MDF Skirting Boards & Architrave2827 Views
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...
What is Architrave and How is it Used?21676 Views
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...
Skirting Board Finishes Explained20947 Views
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...