Skirting: On slab or on top of floating floor boards?

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by SupaRex, 4th Dec, 2017.

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  1. SupaRex

    SupaRex Well-Known Member

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    Hello,

    I'm going to be renovating my PPoR (used to be a rental). Currently, the whole house has carpet through it (apart from bathrooms). The skirting is currently on top of the slab (ie: it was installed first, then the carpet). I've been told I should keep it this way for the bedrooms (where I intend to carpet again), but for the main rooms where I intend to install engineered floorboards, I've been told I should remove the skirting, install the flooring, then install the skirting again. I've had a look at some new properties, and it looks like the skirting was installed first, then the floorboards, but then a very thin/small skirting on top of the edge of the floorboards.

    To me, it makes sense to put the floorboards down first, then the skirting on top of them (to help hold them down/in place?), but I'm after help please!
     
  2. DaveM

    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    Skirting goes on top to allow expansion
     
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    willair Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    You will get a better finish if the floor boards go down first ,then the skirting may have to adjust the door ..imho..
     
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  4. Something_Wrong

    Something_Wrong Well-Known Member

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    Take the Skirting off, lay the boards and re-fix skirts, We also has to cut around door architraves to fit the boards underneath, cost wise it was maybe $400 dearer to remove and replace, but we did have a lot.

    This way it will look nice and neat with out having the round edge on some of your skirtings and not others.
     
  5. euro73

    euro73 Well-Known Member Business Member

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    It looks much nicer if you remove the skirting, lay the boards then fix the skirting back on.

    I have just been through this process so you can see the results for yourself....

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