How to Choose Your MDF skirting board

Skirting boards are a crucial part of any kitchen. Whether you’re designing a traditional modern home or a contemporary urban apartment, you’ll need a skirting board to support your cabinets and roofs. The right one will keep moisture from getting trapped in the walls, while the wrong one can lead to moisture leaks in the plumbing lines or on the wall, giving off so much odor as compared to other boards that you think it isn’t worth buying.

Here we’ll discuss some important things you need to know about choosing your MDF skirting board. Wrong? So what? It happens to all of us at one stage or another. We buy a wall-hung cabinet and end up having leaks when we spray wine out of it.

Perhaps we want an effect with our cabinets which is why we go for MDF composite – not because it won’t crack when we hit it with an ironing rod but because it’s less prone to failure than wood veneering and has better lasting properties. To help you choose the right MDF skirting board, here are a few things you should know:

What to look for when choosing your MDF skirting board?


There are many factors to consider when selecting your MDF skirting board, and these are some of the most important ones you need to know for a good board:

  • Build quality: The more expensive the board, the more durable it will be. The boards you buy should be strong and able to take a lot of punishment, but should also be easy to clean and maintain.
  • Finish color options: The colors you choose for your MDF skirting board will make a huge difference in how it looks and performs. Some designs will stand out against a white wall whereas others will blend into the background.
  • Compatibility with other finishes: The type of MDF skirting board you buy should work well with other finishes. If you’re putting it in a home where there are walls, you’ll want airflow, whilst if you’re building a house, you’ll want moisture uptake.
  • Durability: The stronger the board, the longer it will last. Some boards will only require a small amount of paint to have any major effects on their appearance. Others, on the other hand, need an entire wall paint job to be visible.

Color options

You should choose a finish that blends well with your walls, ceilings, or even your furniture. Keep this in mind because you’ll need to pick a finish that works best with your walls and clothes to match. If you choose a color that’s too bright for your room or a color that clashes with a specific piece of furniture, it will show through when you remove it from the wall and cause damage.


Some finishes are more suited to the task of combining with other finishes than others. By choosing a color that blends well with other colors and has good interactivity with other finishes, such as a light beige or an elegant beige, you’ll have your choice of combining finish with your skirting board. Most finishes are either valley or island oidal. Valley-oids are the most popular finish choice among interior designers and are perfect for creating a light, flexible texture that can blend well with walls, chairs, tables, and more.

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