floor / skirting board qury

30 Jan 2008
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United Kingdom
Hi, Question regarding "good practice" with respect to woodwork, if I may?

I am looking to install a wood engineered floor ( 18 -> 20 mm thick )over the existing pine floorboards in my sons bedroom. Theres no skirting board or architrave on the walls, as the rooms been refurbed.

When I 've layed the floor, If I rest the skirting board on top of the new floor and fix to wall, then the new skirting board will be 18 -> 20 mm higher than the skirting board in the adjoining hallway ( the other side of the doorway ). This because the skirting board in the hallway sits on top of the existing pine floor boards there.

What to do? Trim 18- 20 mm off of the bedroom skirting or accept the 18 - 20 mm hieight difference between the bedroom. What the "Best Practice" here?

Any help greatly appreciated!

( maybe some psychiatric help for my woodwork related OCD wouldn't go amiss either! :LOL: )
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nope just fix you wont notice the difference
it is normal practice and fully acceptable to be higher/lower
Thanks for the steer Big-all...apologies for delayed response, email account had issues.

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