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 Post subject: Skirting Board Gap
PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:13 am 
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Conservatory near completion and thinking about flooring.

Now have decided on a 12mm think laminate which they recommend a 5mm foam underlay.

Now the floor is raised and build on joists and the top will be tongue and grove chipboard and once the floor is laid the plastering will be done on the dwarf walls.

Now I am thinking that it would be nice to fit laminate before the skirting boards so that it looks good. The 10mm gap would be under the skirting boards, so no need to use trip etc.

However is 12mm + 5mm = 17mm too much of a gap between the floor and the skirting?

If at sometime in the future the floor cover was changed to say vinyl then the 17mm gap would look daft and the skirting needing redone, but perhaps just redo the skirting as required.

Just would like any comments please.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:28 am 
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I assume you mean if in the future you want to remove the laminate and lay vinyl so it would leave a gap?

However do you really think that will happen? I don't see how you could future proof the height of the skirting. For example you might decide to go for engineered board or solid boards which would be thicker again.

In any case if you did remove this 17mm at a later date you could lay 15mm plywood.

Laying new skirting if it's the just painted softwood type is not that difficult, expensive or too time consuming, so I'd say cross that bridge when you come up it.



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For a small area like a conservatory It would be a pretty quick job to just replace the skirting if you needed to in the future.



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Wouldn't you remove the skirting anyway to get the flooring out?

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graham101 wrote:
Now have decided on a 12mm think laminate which they recommend a 5mm foam underlay.


Who are "they"? If it's the folk who are flogging you the laminate, verify they're right and not just padding their pockets.

I'm in the process of spec'ing the flooring in a room. I say "I", but I mean SHMBO says it'll be 14mm engineered oak. Vendors recommend underlay which is half as much again as the oak. Fitter friend says "wooden subfloor, smooth and stable, so glue down, no underlay needed.

As for the position of the skirtings when you change floor, let future Graham worry about that when the time comes.

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they make the money on underlay, same with carpet fitters.


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