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Different Types Of Skirting Boards

Table of contents

1. The function of skirting boards

2. Factors that influence our choice of skirting boards

3. What materials are skirting boards made of?

        3.1 PVC skirting boards

        3.2 Wooden skirting boards

        3.3 Aluminum alloy skirting boards

        3.4 Stainless steel skirting boards

        3.5 Tile skirting boards

        3.6 Marble baseboards

        3.7 Glass skirting boards

        3.8 MDF skirting boards

4. Advantages and disadvantages of skirting boards made of different materials

5. Applicable scenarios for skirting boards made of different materials

6. Conclusion


If you are wondering which skirting material to choose as the material for your interior decoration project, then you can get the answer you want from this article. We will introduce to you in detail what materials are commonly used for skirting lines on the market today, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each material. In addition, you can also learn about the scenarios in which skirting lines of different materials are suitable for use. I believe that after reading this article, you will make the right decision for your interior decoration project.


1. The function of skirting boards

When we talk about skirting boards, I believe many people who are engaged in home decoration are familiar with them. Skirting is a decorative material installed at the connection between the wall and the ground. Their purpose is to cover the gap between the floor and the wall and protect the wall. Additionally, certain types of baseboards can hide indoor wiring and embed it. LED light strips provide auxiliary lighting indoors.

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2. Factors that influence our choice of skirting boards

The choice of baseboards is crucial to interior decoration. We not only need to consider the aesthetics of its appearance design but also consider its durability, waterproof performance, fire resistance, ease of cleaning, etc. It is particularly important to choose appropriate skirting materials according to different indoor application scenarios.

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3. What materials are skirting boards made of?

3.1 PVC skirting boards


3.2 Wooden skirting boards


3.3 Aluminum alloy skirting boards


3.4 Stainless steel skirting boards


3.5 Tile skirting boards


3.6 Marble baseboards


3.7 Glass skirting boards


3.8 MDF skirting boards


4. Advantages and disadvantages of skirting boards made of different materials

4.1 PVC skirting boards

PVC skirting is a decorative profile made of polyvinyl chloride resin powder, calcium carbonate, and some additives. This type of skirting offers great durability and a beautiful exterior finish. They are a very cost-effective interior decoration profile, ideal for projects with a limited budget.


Advantages: waterproof and moisture-proof, non-flammable, easy to clean, relatively low price, and they can simulate a variety of different wood grain surfaces, metal surfaces, stone grain surfaces, etc., and can match a variety of styles of indoor environments.


Disadvantages: They are easily affected by high temperatures and are not suitable for installation in open-air environments.

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4.2 Wooden skirting boards

Wooden baseboards are mostly made of solid wood materials. The baseboards made of this material are relatively strong and have good texture. Commonly used wood materials include oak, birch, and walnut.


Advantages: It has exquisite wood grain appearance and texture, is easy to stain and paint, and can choose corresponding materials according to different decoration styles.


Disadvantages: Wooden baseboards are not suitable for installation in humid environments. They are easily deformed by moisture and are not resistant to corrosion and require regular maintenance and upkeep.

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4.3Aluminum alloy skirting boards

Aluminum alloy skirting is a decorative profile made of 6063 T5 material. They are characterized by high strength and flexibility and are not only fire and moisture-resistant but also simple to install. Even if you need to replace it later, it is very convenient. More importantly, the baseboards made of aluminum alloy are environmentally friendly and healthy and do not contain harmful substances such as formaldehyde. They are perfect for modern minimalist interior decoration styles.


Advantages: fire and moisture-proof, corrosion-resistant, easy to clean, beautiful metal finish


Disadvantages: relatively high price, lack of natural appearance.

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4.4 Stainless steel skirting boards

Stainless steel skirting is a more expensive profile than aluminum alloy skirting. This product has excellent hardness and a strong metallic appearance, but its decorative effect can give people a cold feeling. But their decorative effect is also very stylish and very modern. In addition, they are resistant to deformation, durable, and do not require maintenance and replacement for almost a long time.


Advantages: It has an exquisite metal finish, is hard in texture, has a long service life, and is not easily bent.


Disadvantages: higher price, relatively cold decorative effect

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4.5 Tile skirting boards

Tile skirting is a traditional skirting. This material is hard, wear-resistant, has a smooth surface, and looks clean overall. They are usually suitable for rooms with tile floors. Usually, the tile baseboards can be kept the same color as the ground, or they can be in contrasting colors to create a strong visual impact.


Advantages: It has high wear resistance and durability, and is not easily damaged or deformed. Later cleaning and maintenance are very simple.


Disadvantages: Tile baseboards cost more than other baseboards, including material costs and installation costs. In addition, compared with skirting boards made of other materials, the installation of ceramic tile skirting boards requires more professional skills and time costs.

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4.6 Marble baseboards

Marble baseboards do not have the disadvantages of wooden baseboards. They are stiffer than tile baseboards and protect the wall base better. In addition, marble has a smooth surface and rich texture, making it appear more upscale. However, once the skirting made of this material is damaged by a collision, subsequent repair costs will be relatively high. Therefore they are often suitable for high-end residential environments.


Advantages: high-end appearance and luxurious feel, easy to clean, high hardness.


Disadvantages: The price is relatively expensive, and if it is damaged, the repair cost will be higher later.

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4.7 Glass skirting boards

Glass skirting is a decorative profile made of glass as the main material. They are cut, finely polished, and surface-sprayed with high-quality imported nanomaterials. They usually have crystal clear properties and are highly decorative architectural profiles. But they also have obvious shortcomings and are easily damaged by collisions. If there are elderly people and children in the family, it is not recommended to use this material for skirting.


Advantages: Crystal clear appearance, easy to clean, and highly decorative.


Disadvantages: easily broken, not suitable for installation in family and residential environments.


4.8 MDF skirting boards

MDF skirting boards are mainly made of wood, recycled paper, bamboo, carbon fiber, straw, and other materials and then combined through a series of processes. This product is cheaper than PVC skirting.


Advantages: lower cost, easy to process


Disadvantages: easy to absorb water and swell, poor durability

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5. Applicable scenarios for skirting boards made of different materials

5.1 PVC skirting boards

Suitable for places that require economical, good water resistance, and easy cleaning, such as family bedrooms, living rooms, etc.


5.2 Wooden skirting boards

It is suitable for places that pursue natural texture and high-end feel, such as high-end residential projects such as villas and luxury homes.


5.3 Aluminum alloy skirting boards

Suitable for environments that require good durability, corrosion resistance, and easy cleaning, such as commercial office buildings, hospitals, etc.


5.4 Stainless steel skirting boards

It is suitable for places with high hygiene requirements, corrosion resistance, and easy cleaning, such as kitchens, laboratories, etc.


5.5 Tile skirting boards

It is suitable for places that need to be coordinated with wall tiles or floor tiles and waterproof, such as kitchens, bathrooms, etc.


5.6 Marble baseboards

Suitable for places that require a sense of luxury and elegance, such as five-star hotels, high-end business venues, etc.


5.7 Glass skirting boards

It is suitable for places that need to enhance indoor brightness and space, such as modern-style homes, commercial display venues, etc.


5.8 MDF skirting boards

It is suitable for places with limited budgets, low decoration requirements, and low- and medium-end residential buildings, such as rental houses, apartments, etc.


6. Conclusion

From the above content analysis, we can have an in-depth understanding of the materials commonly used for skirting boards on the market, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of skirting boards made of different materials. Then we can distinguish the environments suitable for these skirting lines based on their characteristics. When we renovate our house or change the interior style of our house, we can use the knowledge we learned above about the types of skirting boards to quickly filter out the types of skirting boards that are suitable for our projects, thus saving our money effectively. Time helps us create a perfect indoor living environment.



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