Modern vinyl floors are designed to click with each other and ‘float’ instead of the conventional glue-down method. The floating vinyl floor is meant to be able to move freely as a whole. As such, little gaps are normally left at the perimeters of the flooring space to give it room to do so.
The natural movements of vinyl planks are so tiny that you hardly feel them beneath your feet! However, it is crucial not to restrict their natural movements. Otherwise, they might end up buckling in time to come.
That being said, the flooring gaps would be unsightly if left uncovered. This is where floor skirting and profiles come into play. Vinyl skirting may seem like insignificant features of a home’s interior design. However, its importance cannot be stressed enough.With functions that complement your flooring, here are four benefits of floor skirting in Singapore:
# 1 Protects The Wall
Have you ever seen markings on the walls that were left behind by very old furniture? Observe the marked areas and you may notice that in those particular areas, there was no skirting installed at all. Vinyl skirting provides a functional gap between the furniture, flooring and the wall. This is important for the long-term protection of your house walls.
#2 Covers Gaps Between Flooring & Wall
Sometimes, it may not seem like a home’s flooring has been installed well, as there are visible gaps between the flooring and the wall. Before you call up your contractor to fault them, know that the gaps were intentionally created to accommodate the expansion or contraction of the flooring.
Skirting helps to cover up these tiny gaps for a seamless flooring surface and prevents water from seeping in as well. Made from fully waterproof vinyl material, floor skirting ensures that the foundation of your floors and walls are not affected by the negative impacts of humidity Singapore. Its vinyl material makes it resistant to termites as well
The Floor Gallery’s highly moisture-proof and durable range of Eco Resilient Floor Skirting is especially appropriate for the climate in Singapore.
#3 Beautifies A Home
Floor skirting can make a lot of difference to a blank piece of wall and brighten up a barren house. Done tastefully, it can even be considered a design highlight of the house’s interior. With PVC and vinyl floor skirting products that come in a wide range of colours and designs, one can certainly mix and match the design of their floor skirting with their home’s interior theme.
#4 Acts As A Barrier Between Wet Mops & Wall
Constant contact with a wet mop may ultimately damage your walls with ugly wet patches! When moping the floor, a floor skirting acts as a useful barrier between your wet mop and the wall, preventing those ugly wet patches.
Never underestimate the importance of what skirting can do for your home. With the right design and colour, this simple furnishing can add beauty to your house and protect those precious walls as well.