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August 12, 2017 18:08

Skirting board veneer : installation with screws and finishing nails

veneer Plinth, what is its structure?

veneer Plinth - a two-layer material consisting of a base and front side. array (or foundation) is carried out, usually made of pine or fir.Top veneer paste made of a precious wood.There can be used more than 60 breeds.Due to this diversity is possible to choose the correct shade to almost any floor covering (the color of flooring, solid wood).

also, at times, the front side is made of a metal foil, a gold or aluminum.Above all this polished surface and lacquered with a special composition.Cost veneer skirting is much lower than the price of whole wood.This is explained by the fact that for the base used cheap, but at the same time quality of the breed.Valuable timber having a higher value is applied only on the top, front part.

of the main advantages of this material is recovered are the same as that of the wooden plinth.Namely: durability, aesthetic appeal, environmental friendliness, durability, easy installation.Its disadvantages: exposure to corrosive materials, moisture.That is why it is further coated with varnish for parquet or tinted with a protective paint.

The main difference from the wooden veneer plinth is in the structure (structure).

Installation veneer plinth on the screws

Installation veneer skirting is very similar to the installation of wood.At the initial stage it is necessary to measure the amount of material that will be required in the process.To define the perimeter of the room.Cut part equal to the length of one side of the room.The edges make an angle of 45 degrees.Use a miter box, or with a hacksaw.Next on the baseboard should be noted the places where screws will be located.It is desirable to mount them at a distance of 40-50 cm from each other.

screws themselves to be thin and long (3x70 or 3h60), then their fastening ability is big enough, and the cap barely noticeable.After skirting the markup is applied to the wall and on it mark the places where the screws should be located.

The data points on the surface of the drill holes and insert the dowels.Then again put to the baseboard and the wall was finally secured.The advantage of this method is that it is always possible to make dismantling of the material.

Installing plinth on finishing nails

In fact, finishing nails in a manner very similar to mounting screws.Only instead of plastic dowels used wood.Otherwise the principles are the same.In doing baseboard counting every 40 to 50 cm. Then mark points on the wall.Well, at the final stage, attach it.

seems there is little difference, and it may be a question - and what difference what method to use?The fact that the installation of the finish nails has small advantages.

Firstly, completely transparent place fasteners.For example, a self-tapping screws shines, though small hat.In this case it is not visible.Secondly, the attachment itself much more reliable.But there is a caveat.If mounting on the plinth in a state of tension, then over time the nails can not stand.

also worth considering one fact! Over time, with fluctuations of humidity flooring can change its geometry and to strive upward.Because hammered nails into the plinth will also rise.