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How can I put baseboards/skirting over wall expansion joints?

I’m assuming these are expansion joints, I’m about to put down my floors. They protrude about 1/4 inch out the wall. How can I run my baseboards evenly along these?
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If I put 1/2" skirt boards above stringers, will I still have enough room to support treads?

My GC's put in unfinished stairs during our renovations and now I need to finish them. They never asked if I wanted skirts (which I do) so the stringers are butted against the dry wall. I can remove ...
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Can I use Durarock concrete board as skirting on a mobile home in Connecticut?

I want to use Durarock cement board as skirting on my mobile home in Connecticut. A New England climate. It will be exposed to weather year round. I want to paint it and make it look like a foundation....
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Filling small gaps behind skirting board / baseboard

We've had some ants in our downstairs lately and noticed they were crawling under the skirting board/base board. I pulled the skirting off and noticed there are some small gaps behind it, where the ...
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Steam bending American Walnut

We have a bay window which has an actual curve to it rather than the half octogan that some have. We have skirting boarded the rest of the room in American Walnut and trying to determine how to bend ...
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Cutting baseboard around lots of weird angles and floor transition

I live in a 115 year old house where none of the walls are straight and corners aren't 90 degrees. After putting in new flooring in my kitchen, I'm trying to reinstall baseboard, but there's a weird ...
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Elevated 200 sq ft addition needs skirting [closed]

I'm a decent laborer, and a contractor and I built a 200 sq ft addition to my home. A deck used to be there and we re-used its foundation. (if that raises eyebrows, we sistered all joists, added ...
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How should I fill voids left after removing Victorian skirting boards?

I've taken out the existing skirting boards and it's left this big gap between the floor and existing plaster/wall. Fixing standard 12.5mm plasterboard to the existing batons would stick out proud of ...
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Gap between MDF Skirting Board and Engineered Wood Floor

I have engineered hardwood floor (2cm thick, 190cm x 19cm). Flooring is installed using glue over both concrete and over plywood(?) subfloor. I have MDF skirting boards. The skirtings come with white ...
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How do I remove and reinstall baseboards nailed on steel framing? [closed]

I need help with removing skirting boards. I have no problem pulling it off and no damage wall when pulling off from timber framing, but this is the first job that I came across that skirting board ...
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Removing mould from a painted skirting board - won't wipe off?

I have some green patches of mould appearing on a painted skirting board at a corner and along an external wall. I have used White Wine vinegar spray and wiped away but the mould mostly remains. ...
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Skirting boards over vinyl - seal with silicone?

Thinking of sealing under the skirting boards, as the flooring is waterproof. I have laid 22 square metres of vinyl planks in an apartment; the sort that lock together as in the photo. Now I am ready ...
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Correct Order of Work For Re-Decorating

I purchased a house in the UK which needs considerably more work doing on it that originally anticipated. Because of covid backlogs it's really hard to get decorators/builders/etc booked in so I ...
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Fitting skirting board of multiple depths

Ok, I've done something really dumb. I fitted my own laminate flooring. Having never done it before, and only being moderately handy, I had varying degrees of success... some parts are perfectly 10mm ...
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How can I make a section of skirting removable for cable access?

I have a lot of cables, junctions, etc. behind the skirting board I want to be able to access it in the future, without ripping apart the board again. I was thinking magnets, some click holders, or ...
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Mitre Box For Cutting 145mm Skirting

do they just not make mitre boxes for wider skirting? I have some 145mm tall skirting I need to cut and the tallest mitre box I can find is 120mm.
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Does The thin PVC Flexible skirting goes well on parquet?

I am currently placing a parquet (Oiled Engineered Wood Flooring) in my home which contains several walls which are rounded, (the sharper round has around radius of 1m) For the skirting I would need ...
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How do I remove the stair treads from under the stair skirt in order to replace just the tread?

I am having our oak stairs refinishedby professionals. Before that happens, I am replacing the entire banister and balustrades. The bottom 2 stair treads need to be replaced because the banister was ...
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Should I fill this gap between floor boards and wall?

Currently fitting some new skirting board, I have the opportunity to fill some gaps that exist between the original floorboards and the brick wall. (1930s build). I'm considering squirting some ...
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What is the best way to fill narrow gaps between floor and skirting boards

I have narrow gaps between the floor (Amtico) and the skirting boards (not over 1.5/2 mm) that I would like to fill but I'm not sure what to use. The floor is quite elastic so ideally I'd need ...
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Building a wall in a rental property

I live in a 1300sqft apartment that I rent, and due to the layout do not really use part of the really large living room. To address this and create a separate space, I'd like to have some sort of ...
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Possible mould damage from burst pipe?

On 15th December 2020 we became aware of a burst pipe on the side of our house. The source of the leak was the cold water pipe leading into the hot water system on the side of the house (brick veneer)...
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Skirting board filler chipping off

We’re about to paint our skirting board with black gloss paint but some of the filler is chipping off in places. Should we remove the areas of filling that are chipping off and refill those only or ...
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How to improve the look of skirting board in tenement flat?

The flat I’ve moved into has some nice period features, however the skirting boards are a bit of a mess: There are globules of paint and many other imperfections on the surface of the skirting boards ...
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Removing and adding skirting boards when installing floors?

I read for carpet it should be installed without removng skirting. For laimnate, wood and tiles one should remove the skirting board, lay the floor, then re-add the skirting board. . Why so? What ...
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Do skirting boards prevent\help to manage damp in any way?

I previously asked this question Do I need to replace skirting in these places? . Please note the placing of the boards which are behind cabinets but also under the sink area. Note that the red ...
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Do I need to replace skirting in these places?

I've recently been clearing out damp, mold and insects behind some kitchen cabinets. In the process we had to remove certain skirting boards which got damaged. The skirting board in questions are ...
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Baseboard/skirting board before or after carpet tiles?

I ask this question here as all results from my searches relate to installation of regular carpet, not carpet tiles I'm tidying up a small laundry room under a stairway. I will be installing carpet ...
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Sealing skirted bathtub

There are plenty of tutorials for sealing/caulking bathtubs. However, my bathtub has a kind of skirting around its edge, as in picture: How do I go about that? Should I caulk both edges? I plan to ...
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How to best join baseboard to tile trim on wall?

The tile installer ran the tile trim all the way to the floor. I need to reinstall the skirting board, but am unsure of the best way to join it up with the new tile trim. What are my options?
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What is the proper way to bring a water line in through skirting on concrete runners?

Hello, I have a new manufactured home in the greater Seattle area. Our frost line is at 12” and the home sits on concrete runners. My contractor ran a common trench for our utilities, power and ...
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Fix plaster behind skirting board

I'm renovating an old house circa 1893, and I have a problem with blown plaster behind a skirting board. I'd like to leave the skirting board undamaged as its an origin feature, but how can I repair ...
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How do I channel a cable behind a skirting board when fitting a back box?

I have a 1930s British house with skirting boards, I want to run Ethernet from some points around the house, I have got the cable under the floorboards, but I now need to cut out some back boxes, I ...
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Will a stair skirt on only one side look weird?

I have some roughed in stairs with 2 landings that have 1 and 2 more steps to go 180 down into the basement. On the inside I have puck lights (already rocked) so I can't put a skirt there but on the ...
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Extend front porch deck 7"

We are building a small cabin and the pier blocks are extending 4.5 inches past the face of the deck framing. When we were building, we didn't think of it, but now that we are in finishing stages and ...
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Can I decorate this skirting board install?

I've just had a carptener install skirting board and I'm struggling to see how I'll decorate them so they look half-decent. After he installed them he complained that the walls were difficult and ...
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Removing masking/paper from skirting

I've recently renovated my kitchen, which amongst a great many other things involved putting in new skirting boards, which needed painting. So, to protect our new timber floor we decided to slide A4 ...
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Options for skirting board on slightly different levels

My kitchen floor is higher than my dining room floor and there is no door between them. Since removing a thick carpet from the dining room and rescuing the wood floor there is now about an inch gap ...
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Is it possible to fit skirting boards with screws into the wall

I've been redoing my room (walls and floor) but now I am stuck on the skirting boards. Here is the room at the moment The walls are uneven and also I wanted to put the laminate floor under the ...
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gap between skirting boards and laminate flooring

I put down some laminate flooring with an underlay. Where the skirting board and flooring meet there is no gap. (for the most part!) However, where the bed frame legs are up against the wall, the ...
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Fixing skirting board with adhesive

I want to use adhesive to put a couple of skirting boards, mainly because I have no idea where the electric cables are running and I don't want to take a chance. I have been advised to use "Alcolin ...
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Why do we fit skirting boards to collect dust?

In all the UK homes I remember, the skirting boards (baseboards) are designed to collect dust by exposing a horizontal or sloping surface. See a cross-section on the left of this image: Surely we ...
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Cutting beam corners

I have a wardrobe in the room I use as a little office. The wardrobe is built in and I'm planning to make a frame with beams to fit half of the wardrobe as shelves. If you note the pic below, the ...
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