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Is it better to put new skirting boards on before or after laying laminate flooring?

10 Answers from MyBuilder Flooring Fitters

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Dear paintsaint,

We would 100% recommend to install the laminate flooring and then lay the skirting board on top. It will save you money on buying on edging strip e.g. scotia/quadrant etc and it will visually look better.

Best regards

2011-10-24T09:10:01+01:00

Answered 24th Oct 2011

Its always best to fit skirtings last , pre paint them so you only have to touch up the mitres afterwards rather than trying to cut into the floor with paint

2011-10-24T09:10:01+01:00

Answered 24th Oct 2011

Afterwards, because then you can cover any expansion gap around the perimeter without resorting to an added cover moulding.

2011-10-24T09:10:01+01:00

Answered 24th Oct 2011

Simple answer... after laying the flooring. The skirting will then sit on top of the laminate and cover the expansion gap ( 10mm). If you do it after you will need a separate moulding to cover up the gap, and to be honest looks rubbish.
Regards

2011-10-24T09:15:03+01:00

Answered 24th Oct 2011

BETTER TO PUT NEW SKIRTING ON AFTER THE FLOOR GOES DOWN ITS A BETTER FINISH THAN BEADING

2011-10-24T09:15:02+01:00

Answered 24th Oct 2011

Always looks better to fit skirting after the floor has been laid.

2011-10-24T09:15:03+01:00

Answered 24th Oct 2011

always after if possible, cover the expansion gap and you wont need unsightly quadrant

2011-10-24T09:10:02+01:00

Answered 24th Oct 2011

After.

2011-10-24T09:15:02+01:00

Answered 24th Oct 2011

after of course ,then you dont have to bead all round room

2011-10-24T09:15:02+01:00

Answered 24th Oct 2011

After.

2011-10-24T09:15:02+01:00

Answered 24th Oct 2011

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