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MDF Skirting

MDF is the most widely used material for skirting and other mouldings in modern construction. It is stable, moisture resistant, and quicker to produce. It is also environmentally friendly when it is produced in the right way.

There are varying qualities of MDF – ours is a high density fibre compared with many others. Some manufacturers refer to “HDF” which is misleading. 

When profiled and primed, MDF will create a burr/furr and needs to be sanded. Therefore, we double prime and sand our boards (sanding in between coats) so they are ready for the final coat.

Oak Skirting

Once you’ve chosen the material that you’d like your skirting board to be made from you will need to select the type of finish you want. Your interior designer should be able to help you with this decision as well. When you are choosing the finish you need to decide if you want to go with a natural wood stain finish, a clear varnish or paint. If you decide to go with a wood stain then you can choose any color of wood stain, but it is usually recommended that you stay with the stain that matches the wood you have. For instance if you use oak then you should use oak stain. If you decide that you want to use a clear varnish then you need to make sure that you have good looking boards because the varnish will show any imperfections in the wood.  If you decide to paint the wood then you can paint it any color and later if you change your mind you can repaint it something else. Usually people paint their skirting boards white though.

Veneered skirting 

Veneered skirting have moisture resistant MDF underneath, with one or more layers of real wood on top. With the MR MDF skirting boards underneath, it makes the products more stable so it is unlikely to bend, cup, or shake like most real wood products do. And also you wouldn’t have dead knots like a lot of real wood skirting boards.


Once you’ve chosen the material that you’d like your skirting board to be made from you will need to select the type of finish you want. Your interior designer should be able to help you with this decision as well. When you are choosing the finish you need to decide if you want to go with a natural wood stain finish, a clear varnish or paint. If you decide to go with a wood stain then you can choose any color of wood stain, but it is usually recommended that you stay with the stain that matches the wood you have. For instance if you use oak then you should use oak stain. If you decide that you want to use a clear varnish then you need to make sure that you have good looking boards because the varnish will show any imperfections in the wood.  If you decide to paint the wood then you can paint it any color and later if you change your mind you can repaint it something else. Usually people paint their skirting boards white though.

Browse our full range of skirting profiles

We have hundreds of tools for different profiles of all shapes and sizes. We can make skirting from all timbers, MDF, pine, and other softwoods.

CAD Designs

We can produce skirting boards from your CAD diagrams, or produce them for you based on your requirements.

Skirting Previews

We can produce representative diagrams so that you can see what your skirting will look like when it’s made.

Reliable Service

We are honest, open, and reliable. We make accurate estimates as to when your order will be ready.

About us

ShenSmith Skirting is a brand forged on our solid reputation. We were the first innovators to bring the fullest range of skirting boards to the UK market and online.

There are many copycats and ‘bedroom traders’ who are happy to race to the bottom on price, but don’t follow through with reliable service. We are not one of those. We have a longstanding and established reputation and are specified on some of the UK’s largest building contracts and refurbishment projects, from Amazon, to Tesco, to Bellwood Homes and many hotel chains.

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Whatever the size of your project, from one room to a largescale newbuild housing project, we can help.