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Installation of plastic moldings: the calculation and methods of attachment

Installation of plastic moldings

One of the last touches in carrying out repairsRoom is the installation of skirting boards. This decorative element allows you to give a neat appearance to the floor covering around the perimeter of the whole room. Also, the plinth for the floor allows you to close some roughness of the edge of the material used for finishing the floor. Once for these purposes only wooden products were used, which did not ensure a close fit of the plinth to the wall. After all, not all apartments could and still boast perfectly flat walls. Slots have to be covered and tinted in the color of the plinth, while trying not to smudge the floor paint the walls. The era of plastic skirting has removed most of the problems described above. Therefore, these easy-to-install products virtually pushed out their wooden counterparts from the finishing materials market.


  • Calculation of the plinth
  • Choosing plinth and accessories
  • Methods for installation and
    • Sticking plastic plinth
    • Installation with self-tapping screws
    • Mounting plinth: special fasteners

Plastic plinth for floor

Plastic plinth for floor cable channel provides an opportunity to place in it a television, a telephone and an electric wire

Calculation of the plinth

Installation of baseboards with their hands notcomplex, it is only necessary to accurately calculate the number of meters in the plinth. At the same time take into account the number of parts (external and internal) and connecting elements. To do this with a tape measure around the room's perimeter. Eliminate from the resulting value of the size of doorways. The resulting number is divided by the length of the selected plastic moldings. The result of the division, rounded by excess, shows the number of sections that need to buy.

Important! Round by excess, we recall, is to bow down to the choice of a larger whole number. Let's look at a concrete example. The perimeter of your room, with all the ledges and niches, is 23 meters. plinth length is 2.5 meters. If 23 divided by 2.5, then 9.2 is obtained. That means we need to buy a plinth in the amount of 10 pieces.

These calculations can make sales consultants, which should always be contacted in case of doubt. In addition to this we need to acquire, and other consumables.

Choosing plinth and accessories

When choosing a plastic plinth is necessary to pay attention:

  • a color that can be selected to match the floor or be a contrast with respect thereto;
  • the presence of the cable channel in the baseboard, you can hide the wiring and other connecting wires;
  • shape moldings.
Skirting board with cable channel

Skirting board with cable channel

On sale there are special types of profilesbaseboards, located in their construction with removable parts that provide access to the wiring repair. Also, manufacturers produce plastic skirting boards with flexible edges, easily cover the irregularities of the floor and walls.

Draw a plan of the room and calculate the exactthe number of parts, plugs, couplings. All these elements are called in one word - supplies. Note that the shape of different parts of the interior and exterior angles. Plugs are used to close the ends of the skirting board, there are left and right. Couplings difficult to calculate in advance, so they take a small margin. The cost of these items is small, so a big loss in finance you feel. But save time due to the lack of downtime due to lack of any important detail.


Availability of hardware speeds up and simplifies installation

Methods for installation and

Mounting skirting boards can be performed in several ways, which differ from each other mounting options. Thus, the plinth can be fixed with the help of:

  1. glue;
  2. screws;
  3. special fasteners.

Sticking plastic plinth

The advantage of the installation of plastic moldings atliquid glue or nails is no drilling. This means no dust and dirty work to remove it at the end of the installation. It does not take the time to stick the skirting boards. First, all vymerte and install floor skirting boards without adhesive. After trimming and fitting paste elements on selected locations.

The disadvantages of this method is a one-offthe use of plastic moldings. Re-apply them will not have as dismantling worsen the appearance of the product. You should also be able to work with glue, skilfully dosing amount thereof. At the same time we must try not to smear glue flooring and wall finishing material.

Installation with self-tapping screws

This type of mount is slightly inferior in decorative, but at times exceeds in reliability. It performs the following algorithm:

  • in a plinth profile, drill holes Two millimeter increments of 40-50 cm;
  • Make the hole with a large drill hole in the form of a cone, allowing unnoticed "drown" cap screws;
  • start to install the plinth at the corner;
  • press firmly to the baseboard and the wall through the holes with a pencil put the label;
  • in marked places, drill holes and insert the dowels;
  • attach further cut the plinth to the wall and tighten the screws.

Important! When tightening the screws take care that the plastic moldings are not forced or crinkled.

This algorithm try to mountthe following segments of the baseboards. After the cap screws masked by plastic plugs, which matched the color of the baseboards. To cap tightly held in the right place, experts advise them to stick.

Fixing screws plinth

Fixing screws plinth - a reliable way to use a second after the dismantling of the baseboard

Mounting plinth: special fasteners

This method has a number of advantages, but does not excludeavailability of cons. The advantages include easy removal if needed. This is a simple re-installation, which does not leave marks on the outer surface of the mounting plinth. By cons include increased demands on the evenness of the walls and floor, which narrows the scope of their use, especially in the secondary housing market. Also, do not always smooth passes reassembling since weakened fastening system that can not provide the original perfect seal.

The installation itself baseboards with this embodiment, the installation is as follows:

  • mark in the wall space for mounting;
  • Drill holes in the ground with a marking, which shall not exceed the depth of 2-3 cm;
  • Insert plastic dowels into which screw the screws that hold fasteners;
  • soak the distance between adjacent fasteners in the range of 30-50 cm;
  • installing baseboards, always start from the corner.

Important! The first place on the mounting angle should be at a distance not exceeding 10 cm.

Now, after reading the article, you yourself easily select, how to fix a plastic plinth in your room. The paper handy screwdriver, which is several times increases the speed of installation.

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