How to Fill Gaps Between Skirting Boards and Floorboards
Skirting boards often have a gap between them and the floor which can create cold draughts and lead to chilly and uncomfortable rooms and increased heating bills during the winter months.
The size of these gaps often vary and traditional gap filling techniques and products are time consuming, messy to install and will often fall out over time. DraughtEx is a proven gap filler, designed to reduce these cold draughts and improve the comfort and energy efficiency of your home.
Unsealed Gaps Between the Skirting Board and Floor
The image shows the 4mm gap that is often found between the skirting board and the floor.
The gap may look small but a 12 x 12ft room has skirting board gap area of approximately 0.623ft2 which can lead to significant heat loss and increased energy bills.
Skirting Board Gaps Sealed with DraughtEx Floorboard Gap Filler
The image shows a skirting board gap being sealed with DraughtEx floorboard gap filler.
The Energy Saving Trust estimates that a household can save can save up to £40.00 per room per year on energy bills by filling skirting board and floorboard gaps.
Ideal for Varying Gap Sizes
The gaps between the skirting board and the floor often vary in size due to the natural movement of wooden floors. To ensure that all gap sizes can be filled we offer DraughtEx in 3 sizes.
DraughtEx Thin has a profile of 4mm and is suitable for skirting board gaps less than 3mm - More Information.
DraughtEx Standard has a profile of 8mm and is suitable for skirting board gaps between 2 and 7mm - More Information.
DraughtEx Thick has a profile of 12mm and is suitable for skirting board gaps between 6 and 11mm - More Information.
DraughtEx Skirting Board Installation Video
This video will guide you through the process of fitting Draughtex between your skirting and floorboards.
Please note:The video shows DraughtEx being fitted into the skirting board gap using the free applicator. This is not always possible due to the gap being too small, in this instance a credit card and similar blunt instrument should be used.