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    Default filling gaps under skirting

    I have put on pre-painted skirting boards over a newly-tiled floor.

    The fit is not bad, but there are a few sections of a metre or so with a gap of up to 1mm.

    Does anyone have suggestions of the best way to fill the gaps.

    The skirting is off-white, the tiles are beige, and the grout is light beige.

    Thanks in advance

    Mark

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    I filled my gaps with a coloured silicon, or gap filler, I matched the colour of my skirting, keep it to the minimum and you can't even notice it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leeton View Post
    I filled my gaps with a coloured silicon, or gap filler, I matched the colour of my skirting, keep it to the minimum and you can't even notice it.
    Thanks mate

    Cheers

    Mark

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    Gaps of 1mm, I'd sit back and open a coldie. Well done on getting so little variation in a reno

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    just out of interest, what are the skirtings made out of? I like the idea of pre painted anything.

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    As Compleat Amateur said, half your luck on only having 1mm, I have gaps of 3-4 mm caused by an undulating floor in the front area of our house due to it being a verandah/sleepout in a past life

    I am installing 180mm skirting, but my wife won't let me plane any off the bottom as she reckons it will look shorter I have glued a cutoff strip to the bottom, tacked until it dries, then will plane down the areas where the gaps are to make it all nice and neat

    We will be painting ours prior to installing them, then touching up the nail/putty holes, so we don't get any paint on the newly stained floorboards, plus it is easier on the back painting them on workhorses than when they are on the wall

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexJ66 View Post
    I am installing 180mm skirting, but my wife won't let me plane any off the bottom as she reckons it will look shorter I
    Thats when I hand the tools over, go to the fridge and grab a beer
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