Scotia laminate flooring edging / beading 2.4metres in length from 20p @ Homebase
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Scotia laminate flooring edging / beading 2.4metres in length from 20p @ Homebase

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Found 13th May 2015
This seems to be home delivery only on this on.

Check next post for other links which allow collection....

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Original Poster

This one is 50p but plenty of stock in my local area. I made a store clerk check local stores most had stock...
[img]homebase.scene7.com/is/…001?$TMB$&wid=420&hei=420[/img]
http://www.homebase.co.uk/en/homebaseuk/richard-burbidge-scotia-moulding---light-hardwood---2400-x-21-x-21mm-482875

Also this is 20p but its plastic
[img]homebase.scene7.com/is/…001?$TMB$&wid=420&hei=420[/img]
homebase.co.uk/en/…721
Edited by: "J4GG4" 13th May 2015

Take the skirting boards off and do the job properly!

Is ut not neater with the glue gun the silicone 1

amzzzzyyyy

Is ut not neater with the glue gun the silicone 1



Light wood colour?

It says delivery only, not available fore store collection. Anyone got codes for free delivery? Great price at 20p

redstu69

Take the skirting boards off and do the job properly!


LOL

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redstu69

Take the skirting boards off and do the job properly!


SOMEONE WITH SENSE!!!
Annoys me when i see a bodge job!

Original Poster

freddo1322

CommentSOMEONE WITH SENSE!!!Annoys me when i see a bodge job!



Some people like the look of edging, its nothing about bodge job at all. Look on youtube plenty of experts using this, it looks a lot better in my opinion.

Also what about the people like me with a concrete fire place? do you stick your flooring under that? before you think about it i will tell you its not possible. To put edging only around the fireplace would look stupid. Solution is use scotia edging all around the room. It also protects your skirting boards too from nasty scuffs!

Edited by: "J4GG4" 13th May 2015

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Jonnyblock

Light wood colour?



Clear glue when put on will come as greyish . We have the white scilicon around the kitchen and bathrom on the flooring sides looks very neat ans saves dirt and dust sticking

Banned

redstu69

Take the skirting boards off and do the job properly!


I totally agree. Why do people think it is a good look? WTF is wrong with you people? I know laminate flooring is cheap!!!!

Banned

J4GG4

Some people like the look of edging, its nothing about bodge job at all. … Some people like the look of edging, its nothing about bodge job at all. Look on youtube plenty of experts using this, it looks a lot better in my opinion.Also what about the people like me with a concrete fire place? do you stick your flooring under that? before you think about it i will tell you its not possible. To put edging only around the fireplace would look stupid. Solution is use scotia edging all around the room. It also protects your skirting boards too from nasty scuffs!


Experts. My ****. Just easier for them, and cheaper for the customer. There is no way that this looks better. Your reply had me laughing for ages

J4GG4 - I too have this for the fireplace - I paid to have it fitted and they used cheap paper coated MDF (even though I paid for real wood!) The paper coating is coming off now (probably because of the steam cleaner!) so this is ideal - have some heat. I just need to get some!

£3.95 for delivery

Original Poster

bruceboy

I totally agree. Why do people think it is a good look? WTF is wrong with … I totally agree. Why do people think it is a good look? WTF is wrong with you people? I know laminate flooring is cheap!!!!



Its called personal opinion, like people support the same football team for a lifetime.. even if they never win anything (whats the point?!?!). Like i said above, do you lift your concrete fireplace up and tuck your floor boards under that?

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J4GG4

Its called personal opinion, like people support the same football team … Its called personal opinion, like people support the same football team for a lifetime.. even if they never win anything (whats the point?!?!). Like i said above, do you lift your concrete fireplace up and tuck your floor boards under that?


Sorry, you have lost me. I'll sleep on it!
Update. Sleep on it not required. WTF are you on? Fireplace is a natural feature. Sorry to be brutal.
Edited by: "bruceboy" 13th May 2015

Heat

Original Poster

bruceboy

Sorry, you have lost me. I'll sleep on it!Update. Sleep on it not … Sorry, you have lost me. I'll sleep on it!Update. Sleep on it not required. WTF are you on? Fireplace is a natural feature. Sorry to be brutal.



I agree its a natural feature...? what point are you trying to make? you did not get my point for starters. If you are placing your flooring under your new skirting, how are you placing it around the fireplace? silicon or edging? because you cannot tuck flooring under the fireplace. If you think edging is a bodge job. Surely buying laminate flooring is a bodge job too? seen as its not real solid wood like proper wood flooring. You know some people are on a budget too, they do not want to rip their skirting off that may damage their walls thus causing more damage and costing more money to repair. My friend did this one and literally ripped his wall apart which crumbled and had to be repaired before fitting new skirting.

Lastly most DIY'ers want the quickest transformation of their room as possible that they can do themselves. Most people cannot do a complete job of ripping up skirting and fitting new skirting. Most people dont even know how to make a 45 degree cut. Some people can pay the professionals to do it, but a lot of people prefer to tackle it themselves too.

There is so so many reasons to buy edging, but one of them is not being a bodge job.


Personally i think this looks good:

http://www.theflooringstation.co.uk/img/p/310-651-large.jpg

But personally to you it may not
Edited by: "J4GG4" 13th May 2015

it cost me £5 each from B&Q...

redstu69

Take the skirting boards off and do the job properly!



Good idea! My skirtings were nailed in oposite directions both down into floor boards and up into batons with 4 inch nails on plasterboard walls. I know, do the job proberly, rip down the entire wall, reboard, plaster, decorate and by new skirting, why didnt I think of that?

Just ordered 50

How do I edit posts? Wary of the pedants

Great price, I paid £5.50 each for my quickstep ones a couple of weeks ago, wish I'd seen these first.
Got some of the scotia for my living room to paint white to match the skirting boards so it will look like part of them. Will save me a lot of money not having to fork out for the one that matches the floor! Thanks OP

J4GG4

I agree its a natural feature...? what point are you trying to make? you … I agree its a natural feature...? what point are you trying to make? you did not get my point for starters. If you are placing your flooring under your new skirting, how are you placing it around the fireplace? silicon or edging? because you cannot tuck flooring under the fireplace. If you think edging is a bodge job. Surely buying laminate flooring is a bodge job too? seen as its not real solid wood like proper wood flooring. You know some people are on a budget too, they do not want to rip their skirting off that may damage their walls thus causing more damage and costing more money to repair. My friend did this one and literally ripped his wall apart which crumbled and had to be repaired before fitting new skirting.Lastly most DIY'ers want the quickest transformation of their room as possible that they can do themselves. Most people cannot do a complete job of ripping up skirting and fitting new skirting. Most people dont even know how to make a 45 degree cut. Some people can pay the professionals to do it, but a lot of people prefer to tackle it themselves too.There is so so many reasons to buy edging, but one of them is not being a bodge job.Personally i think this looks good:But personally to you it may not



I'm with you all the way, it looks great.

redstu69

Take the skirting boards off and do the job properly!



Ummm. If I take the skirting off what do I attach this beading to?

jamgin

Ummm. If I take the skirting off what do I attach this beading to?


Not sure if serious. Just in case you are. Lay your floor with a 10mm expansion gap between it and the wall (exact gap will depend upon the type of flooring used and will be stated in the instructions). Re-attach your skirting afterwards - it should be deep enough to cover the expansion gap. Screwing it on works better than nailing it in my experience and is less messy than applying glue which could end up on your new floor. Countersink the holes for the screw heads with a countersink bit or a larger drill bit than the screw hole. Fill over the screw heads afterwords and sand flat when try. Fill the small gap at the top of the skirting, between it and the wall using a flexible filler. Spot prime your skirting to cover any damage and over the filler. Repaint with 2 coats of your chosen wood paint (protect your floor with a good quality masking tape to avoid getting any paint on it. A professional perhaps wouldn't need to do this but it won't take very long and will make the job far easier).
I have used both methods - with beading/scotia and without. The latter is more work, however it does look like a more professional job. If you want to add value to your house you need to do the job properly I'm afraid. If you want to do a quick job and don't have the time to do it properly / aren't planning on selling your house any time soon, use beading. It's your choice.

I attempted to do it 'properly' by taking the skirting off, wish I had never bothered. It was nailed and glued, it took forever, I wrecked all the boards in the process so had to buy new, parts of the plasterboard walls came away with in some places and cutting skirting boards to the exact length and perfect angle is damn near impossible (without the right tools, which again, can cost loads for a one off job). Don't forget you will need to cut the bottoms of your door frames as well and it needs to match up perfectly to the next rooms door bar, if it's a little short it will just look naff.

Lesson learnt, beading might look crap but it looks better than dodgy skirting and holey walls.

On second thought, should've just left the carpet down!

reakt

Not sure if serious. Just in case you are. Lay your floor with a 10mm … Not sure if serious. Just in case you are. Lay your floor with a 10mm expansion gap between it and the wall (exact gap will depend upon the type of flooring used and will be stated in the instructions). Re-attach your skirting afterwards - it should be deep enough to cover the expansion gap. Screwing it on works better than nailing it in my experience and is less messy than applying glue which could end up on your new floor. Countersink the holes for the screw heads with a countersink bit or a larger drill bit than the screw hole. Fill over the screw heads afterwords and sand flat when try. Fill the small gap at the top of the skirting, between it and the wall using a flexible filler. Spot prime your skirting to cover any damage and over the filler. Repaint with 2 coats of your chosen wood paint (protect your floor with a good quality masking tape to avoid getting any paint on it. A professional perhaps wouldn't need to do this but it won't take very long and will make the job far easier).I have used both methods - with beading/scotia and without. The latter is more work, however it does look like a more professional job. If you want to add value to your house you need to do the job properly I'm afraid. If you want to do a quick job and don't have the time to do it properly / aren't planning on selling your house any time soon, use beading. It's your choice.



Lol. Wasn't being serious.
But I have got two large rooms of laminate flooring to lay...
Many thanks for the advice, it was very informative and I'm sure it will help others.

jamgin

Lol. Wasn't being serious.But I have got two large rooms of laminate … Lol. Wasn't being serious.But I have got two large rooms of laminate flooring to lay...Many thanks for the advice, it was very informative and I'm sure it will help others.


Laminate you say?
You've set yourself up to receive a barrage of quick-fire replies from self-confessed floor-o-philes who wouldn't dream of laying anything but 30mm solid planks of the finest slow-grown mahogany

dannymccann

cutting skirting boards to the exact length and perfect angle is damn … cutting skirting boards to the exact length and perfect angle is damn near impossible (without the right tools, which again, can cost loads for a one off job).


I do agree that can happen. MDF skirting is cheap and a simple tool like this will do fine for cutting the angles you need.
[img]kingfisher.scene7.com/is/…ate?$baseImage=Kingfisher/05119820_01c&$PRODUCT_LARGE$[/img]
diy.com/dep…prd
£20 from B&Q.

dannymccann

Don't forget you will need to cut the bottoms of your door frames as … Don't forget you will need to cut the bottoms of your door frames as well and it needs to match up perfectly to the next rooms door bar, if it's a little short it will just look naff.


True, but that's easy and cheap too. I bought one of these for that job and it worked extremely well.
http://thumbs2.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/mj6X5RGp1kTB57-yp1b9Vug.jpg
Search eBay - they are under £10 including postage at the moment.

You may also need to cut the bottom of any doors in the room. Possibly not when using laminate boards as these tends to be thinner than solid wood or engineered (veneered wood) boards. Reducing doors is more expensive to do properly. I bought one of the saws below - such tools can also be hired. It made a lot of noise and scared the life out of me! My advice to anyone would be to follow the instructions very carefully, especially the safety instructions and don't rush it.
[img]machinemart.co.uk/ima…jpg?5[/img]
machinemart.co.uk/sho…512

The quote for just the labour cost of laying the floors in my house was £1000, so a couple of hundred quid spent on the right tools was well worthwhile for me.



Edited by: "reakt" 14th May 2015

If everything is square and straight and the mitre cuts are perfect, these mouldings can look OKish. But in the real world they tend to look messy.

To remove the skirting, don’t try and save it unless it has been secured with screws. Instead, take a wood chisel and split the boards along the nail line. If you can’t see where the nails are, start half way up. With the wood removed, bend the nails back and forth until they break. Don’t try and pull them out, you will make large holes.

Don’t fix the new skirting with nails and don’t paint it. Screw into plugs with 30cm spacing or less if the walls are very uneven. Buy a plug cutter, cut plugs from offcuts of skirting and use the plugs to cover the screw heads. Remember to align the grain of the plug with the grain of the board. Sand the plugs flat and finish with three coats of satin polyurethane varnish. Seal along the top edge with caulking leaving it a fraction hollow rather than overlapping onto the surface of the skirting.

Of you're going to bitch about proper way is to take skirting boards off, why are you even talking about laminate surely the "proper way" to do it is with WOOD.

Stop being flooring Nazis if you like something you like it if you don't you don't. Taking my skirting boards off would turn an easy minor job into a nightmare.

Oh I didn't use this cheap stuff either went to Wood yard and bought nice quadrant & time of wood stain to match cost only a touch more than the plastic stuff.

Each to their own & this is very cheap so hot!

You’re right, solid wood Parkay flooring would be better. It would last longer, look better and sound better. Whichever you fit it will look better if it goes under the skirting and there is no moulding. Because laminate flooring tends to look rather tacky, especially after its been down a while, you need to do everything possible to make look the best it can.

Just had mine done, I don't think it looks tacky at all. Just pick a nice looking grain and it's just as nice as solid wood and a lot less upkeep, and won't show wear as quikckly.
http://oi57.tinypic.com/t8kcpe.jpg
(Havnt yet swept up in the pic ignore the dust!)

STEFANOS4784

Good idea! My skirtings were nailed in oposite directions both down into … Good idea! My skirtings were nailed in oposite directions both down into floor boards and up into batons with 4 inch nails on plasterboard walls. I know, do the job proberly, rip down the entire wall, reboard, plaster, decorate and by new skirting, why didnt I think of that?

lmao!

These comments crack me up. it's a cheap line, so have some heat. it's not everyone's cup of tea, but neither are some of the cars on hot deals. next time I see a skoda on here I will take the **** out of everyone for wanting one and tell them to do a proper job and buy a bugatti. maybe everyone can't afford one? hence why they are on hot deals???

Complete and utter cheap crap! Ice cold and I HATE Homebase! -100

heat

They just phoned me up and cancelled my order and offered a refund.

Got the cancellation phone call, will refund onto my card within 5-7 working days. That's so nice of them, to give me my money back for something they won't supply.

They should get their website right and stop wasting people's time. Never have been that impressed with Homebase anyway so I told her that it came as no great surprise. No point in arguing, just annoyed they have wasted my time.

Had my order cancelled, now have to wait 5-7 working days too.
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