Flush Recessed Skirting Boards

The modern trend towards recessed skirting boards no doubt lies in the beauty of the flush appearance between the plasterboard wall and the skirting board. This detail has been achieved using a number of different methods many of which rely upon an extruded aluminium profile for the effect. Indeed there can be some additional benefits of a two piece extrusion which builds in a capability for wire ways or pipes. However, the material of choice for most skirting boards remains as timber or MDF either veneered or painted.

The junction between the dry wall and the skirting is nice when it is seamless particularly with a small shadow recess or shadow gap to delineate the skirting from the plasterboards. There are no protrusions into the room and, oddly, that’s often a factor in a calculating room sizes for rental or sale valuations of private dwellings or commercial offices. So, thin walls with flush skirting boards often score in intangible ways.

Typically to produce a shadow recess of 12mm, a trim or a bead must be used to provide an edge that allows the boards to be finished with a thin plaster jointing coat where they abut the recess. The V-Cut method is a much simpler solution that removes the need for the trim and the jointing. The board is turned through ninety degrees on itself and glued in place making an accurate, straight and perfectly folded edge with a continuous paper face which requires no trimming. The result is faster installation of the drywall partitions, reduced dust on site from less jointing, better quality and, of course, a completely flush skirting to wall abutment. Better, cheaper and faster!

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