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Missing part of skirting board

Whilst redecorating my bedroom I have found some skirting board is missing, I'm looking at getting carpet put down instead of the wooden floor. Do I need to replace the skirting board for this and if so can I just replace the missing part without having to get it all redone?

13 Answers from MyBuilder Carpenters & Joiners

For a bedroom the only one that will know it’s a addition is yourself so it’s not a problem putting a piece in More than lightly it might never be seen much as if it’s behind cubbards or wardrobes or the bed plus whoever splices it knows what he’s doing u would not notice it👍

2019-02-05T17:25:01+00:00

Answered 5th Feb 2019

You will gain the best looking end result with the skirting board rather than without. If you can buy the same profile board you can only replace a missing piece and mastic joints. There is now need to replace all the boards in the room if you are going to put the carpet on the wooden floor. If you are going to remove the floor before carpeting the skirting board will be to high and you will have to remove them and install lower in line with your new carpet.

2019-02-05T17:25:01+00:00

Answered 5th Feb 2019

If you get same model then it's easy to do it. Cut the missing part and fit. Use wood filler to cover over the countersunk screw holes before painting.

2019-02-05T17:25:01+00:00

Answered 5th Feb 2019

You should be able to match the skirting and replace the bit that's missing depending on the profile.

2019-02-05T17:25:01+00:00

Answered 5th Feb 2019

Yes u can just replace the missing part shouldn’t be a problem👍

2019-02-05T17:25:01+00:00

Answered 5th Feb 2019

Hi u don’t need to change the skirting board depending how bad it is and u can add a missing but in just make sure it’s attached to wall probably

2019-02-05T17:25:01+00:00

Answered 5th Feb 2019

the replacement piece can be put in after the carpet has been put down. it does not mean replacing all the skirting board unless they are in need of replacing.

2019-02-05T17:25:01+00:00

Answered 5th Feb 2019

if the skirting board in question is not too long,it would look better to replace the complete length rather than to match up to the exsisting,especially if it is an older type pattern,to put a short piece in would stand out and im sure you would not be happy with the finish,you will more than likely have to patch and fill in either option where the old skirting has been removed

2019-02-05T17:25:01+00:00

Answered 5th Feb 2019

Yes you can just replace it with the same existing skirting that’s not a problem

2019-02-05T17:25:02+00:00

Answered 5th Feb 2019

i would replace the missing part of the skirting board before you put your new carpet down, Make sure you can match the skirting board with the one you have, you may need to mitre the skirt to make a good fit depending on weather its mitred or a square edge cut from between two door casings, without seeing it my self i cant really advise how to cut the skirting board.

2019-02-05T17:25:02+00:00

Answered 5th Feb 2019

Most styles of skirting are readily available so you should be able to match and decorate in

2019-02-05T17:25:02+00:00

Answered 5th Feb 2019

You should be able to match the moulding and fit a piece in. It won't look as good as a solid piece unless you get a professional to match it.
Most common mouldings are Ogee and Torus.
B&Q have a big selection if you dont have access to trade accounts and you should find it here.
https://www.diy.com/departments/building-supplies/timber-sheet-materials/decorative-timber/skirting-board/DIY1291906.cat
hope this helps

2019-02-05T18:45:02+00:00

Answered 5th Feb 2019

Yes. You can easily replace the missing part. After that a little wood filler, sanding, repaint all entire part. No difference after. Good luck!

2019-02-05T21:00:03+00:00

Answered 5th Feb 2019

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