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Message started by Natedog on Sep 13th, 2018, 9:35am

Title: Skirting board
Post by Natedog on Sep 13th, 2018, 9:35am

Hopefully I'll be refitting the skirting boards in the spare room this evening.  When I took them off, 2 were tight down against the floor boards and the other 2 had a 1/4" gap under them.  

Which should I go for?  If it makes a difference, the floor is going to be carpeted

Title: Re: Skirting board
Post by woodsmith on Sep 13th, 2018, 1:08pm

If you leave a small gap the carpet fitter can push the carpet down into the gap and it can make a neater finish. However if you have any draughts blowing through the gap they are better fitted tighter to the floor. If in any doubt fit them tight, I always do.

Title: Re: Skirting board
Post by Natedog on Sep 13th, 2018, 2:40pm

Tight it is  :) thanks matey

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