They are everywhere and most of the time people do not understand their purpose, we are talking about MDF skirtingboards. If you are asking yourself why you pay so much attention to them or why people care so much, we may be able to offer some answers.
Next time you visit and old house look down at the MDF skirting boards and you will find some intricate designs. They were created at first as decoration, wealthy families use to order them with specific pattern that sometimes included the family shield.
Nowadays the designs are simpler but skirtingboards still add an extra something to the decoration of your spaces.
Skirtingboards are as beautiful as they are functional. People often move their furniture around and pay little attention to what they are doing, walls receive the damage and there is nothing to do about it but to fix it. If you do not know how to fix a wall you will need a professional or you could also prevent this by installing skirtingboards. They protect the walls from knocks and also from mischievous pets that enjoy chewing off things they should not be biting.
Have you made a mistake while you were installing the carpet? Do not worry, skirtingboards are perfect to hide those little errors or your wall edges. They hide the junction of wall and floor, especially when the walls are wet-plastered. Use them to your advantage next time you are redecorating a room.
If you painted you skirtingboards but the paint is already wearing off, consider installing plastic ones. There are plenty of options on the market, chose the material and design that goes with your particular style.
Now that you understand the importance of this element on your house you will not spare the next time your house undergoes a renovation.