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    Skirting boards vs. architraves?

    Carpenters

    Hi, what is the difference between skirting boards and architraves?

    Asked by Adam on 30th May 2022
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    Best Answer

    Samuel Taylor

    "Skirting boards are decorative timbers at the junction between the floor and the walls. Architraves are decorative timbers attached to door frames covering the junction between the door frame and the wall"

    Answered on 6th Jun 2022 - Member since Dec 2021 - report
    marcin sieczkowski

    "skirting boards goes between floor and wall
    architraves goes from door frame on to wall to fill gap"

    Answered on 6th Jun 2022 - Member since Jun 2022 - report
    Carpentry services

    "Architrave is fitted around door frame
    Skirting is fitted around the room at bottom of the walls"

    Answered on 7th Jun 2022 - Member since Feb 2018 - report
    JRDS Joinery and Roofing

    "Skirting boards go on the floor to form a nice finish. Architrave goes around the door frame"

    Answered on 7th Jun 2022 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    Jamesjones

    "In addition to Samuel Taylor s full and complete answer what are known in England as architraves or arcs for short in Scotland are generaly called facings and often there is a base or plinth block at floor level of door frame to allow the differing profiles and thickness of each to marry in at their junction ."

    Answered on 6th Jun 2022 - Member since Mar 2019 - report
    Ash’s building and design solutions

    "Skirting boards are those to finish walls and floor corners and Architraves goes at door frames inside and outsides to finish doors with profiled beads."

    Answered on 15th Jun 2022 - Member since Mar 2019 - report

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