Skirting Board


Postby rinkydinkydooodaa » Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:51 pm

Where I have ripped up the skirting there is now a gap from wall to floor boards. I will be replacing skirting boards and would like to know if it is best put down before or after tiling (walls & floors)

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Postby rosebery » Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:05 pm

If you are tiling both walls and floor it's really rather unusual to put the skirting board back afterwards. My own personal opinion is that it won't look too good.

It's almost inevitable in an older property that either there is a gap or some of the plaster comes off with the skirting board. Fill it in before tiling.

Are you going to lay WPB ply before tiling? Tiles wn't last very long stright onto the existing boards I'm afraid.

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Postby rinkydinkydooodaa » Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:13 am

Yes I will be putting board down so the gap should be reduced. I want to tile walls first so should I leave the bottom until I have tiled floor ? and should I fill remaining gap with wood / plaster ?

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Postby rosebery » Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:39 pm

Ply the floor.

Plaster up the bottom of the wall to fill the gaps.

Tile and grout the walls first leaving the bottom tile (or part tile) row until after the floor.

Tile and grout the floor.

Tile and grout the bottom row of tiles on wall.

Hope this helps.

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Postby rinkydinkydooodaa » Tue Apr 22, 2008 9:40 pm

Great Help.
Thank you very much.
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