A wooden or plastic board which covers the lowest part of an interior wall is a baseboard. It serves the purpose of covering the joint between the wall surface and the floor. It is perfect substitute for hiding the uneven edges of flooring. It protects the wall from kicks, abrasion and furniture.
They are also known as skirting board or skirting map board or floor molding, and they are the protectors of the walls and a perfect decorative of one’s room. It protects the wall from any outer damage caused by child’s kick or placement of furniture and they also enhance the beauty of the room by adding different colors to it. They are available in different materials and different designs. They are very easy to be fixed. They can very easily nailed, screwed or glued to the wall. Placement of these boards varies differently in different countries.
Types of baseboards
Plastic – They are made up of plastic components and the most commonly made up of UPVC. They are mostly available in white. The flexible version of plastic board is available in several colors and is easy to apply as it can very easily be glued to the wall.
Wooden – They are available in untreated, lacquered or pre-painted versions. Pre-painted ones can be easily made from single piece or finger jointed wood. Lacquered ones are usually hard woods.
There are also other types of baseboards such as mdf skirting board profiles, pvc skirting boards and others/
Base board V/s Wainscot
Some people often got confused between these boards and sometimes consider both these as same but actually they are not same. They differ from one another wainscot covers the floor to around 1 to 1.5m high where as base boards typically cover up to 0.2m high. One is up to chest height where as another just up to ankle height. Baseboards often consists of three parts; a decorated cap mold, a flat plank and rounded shoe mold to cover gaps along the floor. The fanciest boards are found in old houses says a survey.
Baseboards are the perfect decorative and protector of the room’s wall. One should choose a well designed and well formed board for the room. It enhances the neatness and cleanliness as well as beautifies our room. It is a perfect interior of one’s room. Skirting boards are very common nowadays and they are also found in many old houses. They are becoming common nowadays as they are a combination of strength and beauty they add both to ones room. They can very easily be applied as well as replaced very easily. It helps to hide the uneven flooring and glorifies the room. Hence one should always go on for fixing these boards in their rooms. These boards can easily replace modern moldings with taller, thicker two or three part board.
Hence one can say that these boards are perfect for the interior and beauty of one’s room. They can be a good source of decoration for your room as well a very good protector of your walls. It protects your walls from all outer damages which can ruin the beauty of your room and house.