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Filling a large gap between skirting and floor
Moved into new house and have large gaps ranging from 20 -30 mm between the skirting and floor due to hardwood flooring being removed. We are getting carpets fitted but I highly doubt that this will cover the gap. I know ideal solution would be to lower skirting but rooms are pretty much freshly decorated and I'm concerned that door facings could be tricky as they can't be dropped. Is there a decent solution involving filling gap? Someone mentioned an expanding foam that had been skimmed but thought this might crack after time due to movement? Its plasterboard walls. Thanks
The best option would be to lower the skirting. The door frame can't be dropped but you can use timber mouldings to cover the gaps - if the mouldings are well done, they can add character to the house.
Secondly, you can use timer beading to cover the gap between the skirting and carpet. I wouldn't recommend filling the gaps with anything as it will crack, sooner or later.
Thirdly, you could raise the floor by using boards (something like plywood), but this can be costly and more time consuming.
Answered 24th Feb 2015
only 1 option for me get some timber of the same thickness and scribe it to the floor cut for a perfect fit and glue in place would probably need sanding and a coat of paint but it is the best and most permanent option.
hope this helps
Answered 9th Oct 2017