As with anywhere else in the home, skirting boards in your kitchen should not be an afterthought, but should be a carefully designed feature that carries both a functional and aesthetic purpose.

The kitchen is often the most utilised room in the house. Quite apart from preparing and eating daily meals, it can be the room where all the family congregate as they return home from school or work, it can be where homework is done and where socialising is done. Therefore, features such as skirting boards in the kitchen need to be durable but also visually appealing.

Why are skirting boards important in the kitchen?

Due to the high traffic in the kitchen, the primary function of skirting boards really comes into its own. The kitchen walls can take some hammer from pets, the kids, vacuum cleaners and even food or drink, so they need protecting. Furthermore, many kitchens have wooden floors which can expand and contract over the year, leaving gaps around the perimeter wall. Skirting boards are there to help you mask that gap.

Essentially, because a kitchen is used to prepare food, you want it to be flawless, perhaps more than any other room in the house, and skirting boards allow you to achieve that.

What do I need to consider when choosing skirting boards for the kitchen?

Kitchens are usually a variation of a traditional or a contemporary style, and hence there are plenty of skirting board designs that should suit your needs. A period skirting board – such as a Victorian, Georgian or Edwardian – is usually decorative with curved ridges and profiles, whilst a contemporary skirting board is simpler and perhaps more square-edged.

You can find the style that suits your interior design. The skirting board should also suit the height of the room. An older more traditional property may have higher ceilings and hence you can go for a skirting board with more depth, whilst a more modern property may benefit from a more subtle, understated and narrow skirting board.

One final consideration is the type of wood for your skirting board. Typically, you want the skirting board to be cleanable, so the finish – either by paint or varnish – should enable you to clean it with soapy water and a cloth.

Victorian Skirting Boards

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Edwardian Skirting Boards

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Why should I choose Period Mouldings for my kitchen skirting boards?

All our skirting boards are available in Oak, Pine, Sapele and Tulipwood. These all lend themselves to a variety of finishes and to different designs. So depending on the style you want for your home, you can speak to our experts and we can make a recommendation as to which skirting board style is suitable for your kitchen, so give us a call today.

Contemporary Skirting Boards

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