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What Is the Best Material for Skirting Boards?

What Is the Best Material for Skirting Boards?

The material of skirting will determine if it can really protect our walls while improving the quality of our home’s interior at the same time. If you select the right material, then you will have a fine skirting board.

The best material to use for skirting boards is marble. A marble baseboard will be durable, easy to take care of, and a great decoration. It will give the house’s overall interior a seamless finish.

Marble skirtings have different characteristics in terms of their strength and resistance, along with their natural beauty. This material is also compatible with any skirting profile, which gives everyone the freedom to customize baseboards to their style.

Why Marble Is Best for Your Skirting

Aside from the wall, skirting is also for the floor and decor. We install baseboards to fill the gap between the wall and the flooring to avoid damage from human movements, as well as to seal holes if there are any. Maybe it’s necessary for you to read “Is Marble Skirting Necessary?” before this blog.

But of course, we don’t want our skirting to be ordinary because it will affect the entire look of our room. That is why we love marble baseboards and by the end of this article, we are sure you will too.

Marble Skirting Boards Will Last Long

People always look for durability, and marble is one of the most durable materials in the market.

That is why this stone is always used in buildings and construction, including skirting boards.

Our factory gets tons of orders of marble skirtings from different construction stores, depots, and even suppliers themselves. Some importers even ask for customized marble baseboards, so that proves something about this stone.

Baseboards protect walls by catching the impact directed at them. This impact can pose harm and damage, which is why baseboards must be sturdy and resistant.

Here is how marble skirting proves its durability:

  • Crack-resistant. Yes, marble skirtings will be resistant to cracks. Marble has a compressive strength of 80 to 140 N/mm2, which impressively passes the 100 N/mm2 standards for stone in construction.
  • Water-resistant. Marble is porous, but that doesn’t mean contact with water will damage it.

This is great news since mopping will not be a worry. Neither the occasional liquid spills nor even flood entering indoors (hopefully, this wouldn’t happen).

Although, sealing must also be a priority. We always advise sealing marble skirtings and maintaining them regularly to fully utilize their potential.

  • Resistant to harsh temperatures. Other materials may crack when exposed to extreme heat or freezing cold, but marble skirtings will not.

That is why this is the top material that we recommend if the weather of the place of usage is unpredictable.

Marble Skirting Boards Are Easy to Clean

As a long-time marble manufacturer, we get this question every now and then: “Is it hard to remove stains from marble baseboards?”

The answer is NO. Considering that you remove the stains as soon as possible, then there is no need to worry about the pattern being ruined or a White Carrara Marble skirting being dirty.

cream beige marble skirting

This is good to know since not everyone has the time or the passion to perform rigorous general cleaning in their places.

It is safe to clean marble boards with a mild dishwashing liquid detergent and a soft cloth. Non-abrasive stone cleaners are also good options. Wipe the marble; don’t scrub it.

Marble Skirting Boards Provide Insulation

Homeowners often don’t think of baseboards as a factor that can save electricity. Well, we are going to prove them otherwise.

Your temperature will be affected by how secure the space is plus if your walls, doors, AND skirtings are good insulators.

Light Emperador marble skirting of Sinodec Stone

For example, the gap between the wall and the floor might have holes in them or the current skirting that you have is a bad insulator. The effect? If it is scorching hot outside, then the room will turn hot too.

Marble baseboards dissipate the heat they absorb so it won’t go indoors. The cool or warm inside our rooms will remain, regardless of the temperature outside.

Marble Skirting Boards Are Aesthetic

When we choose materials for building and construction, we both consider practicality in terms of quality and appearance.

We always make sure to produce marble skirtings that are professionally made, while not sacrificing their gloss and beautiful colors.

Marble baseboards have different profiles (the “shapes”). We listed some examples below:

 Profile NameDescription
Pencil Round (Mini Bullnose) Skirting ProfileThis profile is identifiable by its round edge at the top
Square Edge Skirting ProfileThis profile is identifiable by its perfectly cut square edges
 Torus Skirting ProfileIt has a curve or arch in its front between grooves
Victorian-Style Skirting ProfileThis design is intricate and is composed of more than one curve or arch in front.  It is almost like the Torus design, but with more details.
Chamfered and Rounded Skirting ProfileIt has a small round top that slides down like a slope, then becomes a soft-edged square 

In terms of colors and patterns, marble doesn’t disappoint. Here are some of what we recommend, from neutral to bold colors:

Marble ColorDescription
Carrara White Marble SkirtingIt has a white or light-gray background with gray veins. It is perfect for minimalistic houses paired with pencil round or square edge profiles. 
Calacatta White Marble Skirting It has a bright white with a veining pattern that is dark brown, beige, or gold.  We recommend pairing this with a Victorian-style profile to achieve an elegant finish. 
Nero Marquina Marble SkirtingIt has a black background with white veins.  When paired with a torus or pencil round profile, it will make a space look modern.
Crema Marfil Marble SkirtingIt has a creamy beige background with soft yellow, beige, or cinnamon veins.  You can pair this with any profile.
Rosso Marquina Marble SkirtingIt has a burgundy background with white veins which we can pair with a chamfered and rounded profile and light-colored walls

Marble Skirting Boards Are Easy to Shape

Our factory has different colors of marble and our equipment allows us to shape them into complex skirting designs. Whether the skirting styles will be traditional or customized by you, almost everything is feasible.

Rossa Levanto marble skirting of Sinodec Stone

But it is also possible for you to import marble slabs and customize them according to your designs.

Marble is malleable, so it is easy to shape and carve if you have the correct tools and equipment.

What Is a Tile Baseboard?

We often get asked this question. And the answer?

Tile baseboards serve the same function as skirtings, which is to cover the gap between the floor and the wall.

You will just be using a different material, which is tiles. In this case, we also recommend marble tile baseboards.

Marble tile baseboards will come in different shapes, but the most common are square and rectangular. Marble tile skirting still has the same beauty and gloss as the other shaped skirtings we mentioned in the previous section.

They will just most likely be flat and thinner compared to skirtings shaped directly from marble slabs.


When we pick a material for our skirting boards, a naturally durable stone such as marble will be a wise choice.

Marble is the best material we can use for our baseboards because of its characteristics and benefits that it will offer: guaranteed longevity, resistance to cracks and damage, ease of cleaning, good insulation, and aesthetics. If you are still confused about which material for skirting, please read our article “Which Type of Marble Skirting Is the Best?” for more information.

Moreover, it is easy to shape and carve, and it comes in tiles. Marble is flexible and will give you the freedom to direct the look of your house or any property.

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