Hi Guys, Bit of a diy question. Does anyone know a company that makes skirting boards in 6m lenghts?
Can't say I do, but last time I fitted new skirting I joined sections by cutting mating 45° bevels on each end. Once glued on the wall and painted over you can't see the joint.
I've only ever found 2.4m, which means that for the rooms that are longer we've had to join them. As Nick mentions, a 45 degree join is
Having said that, even at 2.4m they're really difficult to work with, I've had a couple twist and crack because they can't hold their own weight. I'd imagine 6m is even worse?
Think MDF comes in 5metre lengths, but timber is usually 4.8 metres
Room is 5.6 meters. I have found 5.4m but not 6. As you said, it would be a nightmare to handle. I just dont want multiple joints
Worth mentioning that the stuff I used was pre-primered MDF - double faced with a different profile either side.
same 5m MDF pre-primed from a timber yard,.. silly cheap compared with real wood too
The pre-primed MDF cuts nicely and paints easily as well.
I've found real wood a PITA before as it needs knot treatment, primer and then top coat. Real wood is often warped along its length as well, making it harder to get a good straight finish.
I bought pvc skirting at 6m from Eurocell. Never shrinks, cracks, twists, never needs painting. Wipe clean and forget. Will never go back to white gloss wood again.