What wood should I use for skirt board?
Stair skirt board material should be ½” to ¾” MDF, hardwood, or softwood. MDF and softwood are ideal for painting, while hardwood can be finished to match hardwood stair treads. Other pressed board, such as plywood, also works when the veneer is used on the exposed edge.
What size of board should I use for stair skirt board?
The most popular size for a skirt board is a 1×10 board. Which means it will have an actual thickness of ¾” and a width of 9-¼”. For the best look and for tying well into other baseboards at the bottom and top of the stairs, skirt boards should ideally extend past the nosing by 2-½”.
Do you need stairs for skirt board?
Some people think that stairs without skirts look cleaner. I suggest you look at some pictures and determine which you prefer. There is some skill required installing them but the same is true of the treads and risers. Skirt boards do potentially give you a straighter edge to cut the ends of the treads to.
What else can you use instead of skirting boards?
3 Alternatives to skirting boards
- 1 – For a contemporary feel – Shadow line or shadow gap skirting. This trend has become quite popular in the past years.
- 2 – Wooden beading skirting – An alternative to skirting boards for small spaces and low ceilings.
- 3 – No skirting boards – Is it even an option?
Does stair riser sit on top of tread?
All your risers will sit behind the tread, with the tread flush against the face of the riser behind it. This allows you to screw through the subfloor from behind into the riser and tread, making a solid bond between both riser and tread. Installation of the riser first allows you to level the tread properly.
Is MDF skirting cheaper than wood?
This is where MDF skirting boards come in; MDF is well known for usually being the cheaper material in comparison to other materials such as softwood and hardwood.
What is a skirt board on a stairway?
The skirt is basically a piece of trim used to cover the structural section of the stairs. Stair brack- ets and other ornamental attachments can also be added for aesthetic appeal. A skirt board is installed to the finished wall (sheet rock, paneling, etc.) once the open side of the stair has been finished.
What is a Gradeboard?
Grade board, skirt board, and splash board are all similar names for the treated lumber nailed at grade around the perimeter of the building. Grade board is typically 2×6 or 2×8 lumber treated to UC4A specifications. This product is treated for ground contact but not embedment.
What is a splash board on a pole barn for?
A pole barn skirt board—also called a splash board or splash plank—is an essential component of the overall building. Located at the base of your structure and positioned horizontally across your columns, it establishes a secure start for the rest of the building.
What is the trim on the side of stairs called?
Skirtboard. A trimboard running with the rake, pitch or incline of the stair against the wall on the closed side of the staircase. While usually nonstructural, skirtboard protects the drywall surface and adds to the décor of the staircase.
How do you scribe stairs on a skirt board?
To scribe skirt board over installed risers and treads, start with a straight skirt board laid on top of the points of the treads with the bottom corner against the finish or sub-floor, and the top corner above and beyond the top tread nosing.
What can I use instead of skirting board?
Can you use laminate flooring as skirting?
Laminate skirting serves as a form of protection for the wall. For example, protecting the wall from knocks and grazes. The second purpose is quite simply for decorative reasons. It looks good!
Is plastic skirting board any good?
Plastic skirting board is a cost-effective alternative to timber. It is economical and yet incredibly hard-wearing. It is suitable for high traffic areas in a home, including rooms used by children. It is not easily scuff and any marks can be simply wiped away.