Homeowners are increasingly becoming experts in the design and decoration of their living spaces, and as such finer details like the correct timber mouldings for skirting and architraves are now considered integral in the completion of any scheme. Finishing touches in the home can enhance and elevate your interior decor, whilst colour palette, furniture choice and other furnishings set the look, the details pull everything together.
Skirting boards are timber mouldings fitted to run along the base of a wall where it meets the floor. This type of timber moulding is almost universally used in all domestic and commercial environments, not only creating a naturally pleasing aesthetic, but also providing protection to the base of your walls, especially on corners. Skirting boards can be a useful vehicle for hiding unsightly electric cabling and wires, skirting board timber mouldings can be manufactured to feature a recess on the reverse side to act as a channel for the cable and keep wiring protected and out of sight.
Timber mouldings created as architraves perform the function of framing your doorways and entrances, in much the same way picture frames surround a photograph or work of art. Framing a doorway automatically creates an aesthetically pleasing finish by obscuring any joints or gaps that may be present between the door, door frame and wall. Timber mouldings such as skirting and architraves are extensively used across both domestic and commercial residences and as such are likely to be exposed to wear and tear. Our range of timber mouldings are quality assured and engineered specifically for added strength, stability and performance, so that they retain their integrity and look whilst subject to the usual rigours of a busy workplace or household.
Skirting board and architrave timber mouldings are available in a choice of designs, depths, material and finishes. The overall composition and height of your room can be a determinant when choosing skirting, for example. Rooms with high ceilings have a proportional need for a deeper skirting board to create dimensional balance. Our timber mouldings are available in oak and walnut either unfinished to allow for further, staining, painting or varnishing, or pre-finished at source for your convenience.
At Building Supplies Online we have a range of Skirting Boards and Architraves on offer, Skirting boards are used to join the gap between walls and the floor, and depending on style chosen can really make a huge difference to the look of your rooms. Architraves encompass your door and door frame, providing a more aesthetically pleasing doorway while hiding any joints or gaps between the door, door frame and wall.
How to use Mouldings
Deeper skirting boards are more suitable for rooms with higher ceilings, so your choice may depend on the height of your room. Skirting boards can be matched or coordinated with your choice of architrave to make a real statement. The architrave is used to form the door frame to each room and can have timber mouldings on each corner to finish them off neatly, decorative architrave can be very stylish. The architrave is supplied in lengths ready for most popular door sizes.
Skirting board, architrave and timber mouldings are available in many designs and different woods to fit into any room scheme. Wooden skirting boards are often made from oak or walnut which can add a rich depth of colour to your room. Skirting boards, architrave and timber mouldings are also very popular in pine as this can be waxed, stained, varnished or painted to compliment your decor. Wooden skirting boards and architrave are especially good where you have wooden floors as they add a warm finish. A popular style for both architrave and wooden skirting board is with a chamfered profile edge. Wooden skirting boards and architrave can be used to hide any cabling that runs alongside it, some skirting boards have a recess in the back especially for this reason. Most skirting boards are double sided giving you two looks to choose from which gives great value for money. They are also strong and durable for long-lasting good looks. Timber mouldings can also include cornices, dado rails and picture rails as well as wooden skirting boards and architrave mouldings. Timber mouldings can also be used for edges on shelves and worktops.