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What is Manufactured Home Skirting?

Every house requires a few finishing touches in order to look and feel like a home. One of these all important finishing touches is that of manufactured home skirting. But what is manufactured home skirting, exactly? According to Wikipedia:

In architecture, a baseboard (also called skirting board, skirting, mopboard, floor moulding, as well as base moulding) is a (generally wooden) board covering the lowest part of an interior wall. Its purpose is to cover the joint between the wall surface and the floor. It covers the uneven edge of flooring next to the wall; protects the wall from kicks, abrasion, and furniture; and can serve as a decorative moulding. At its simplest, baseboard consists of a simple plank nailed, screwed or glued to the wall; however, particularly in older houses, it can be made up of a number of mouldings for decoration. (

Although most people think of manufactured home skirting as purely functional (i.e. as protection from bumps, water etc.), there are many ways to add a little something extra to your skirting needs. Nowadays, many companies offer decorative skirting options, all of which will fit in great with any interior decor scheme. There are traditional decorative skirting options which are more delicate in design, and there are also a few interesting options that are slightly more modern. Certain companies can even design and manufacture skirting according to your needs and preferences. Custom manufactured home skirting is obviously slightly more expensive; however, with this type of skirting, you can be sure that it will perfectly complement your home, thus instantly adding more value.

Wikipedia also provides us with some extra information with regard to the different types of manufactured home skirting. Here are just a few:

  • Rosette — Circular, floral decorative element found in Mesopotamian design and early Greek stele. Part of revival styles in architecture since the Renaissance.
  • Scotia — Concave molding with a lower edge projecting beyond the top and so used at the base of columns as a transition between two torus moldings with different diameters.
  • Screen molding — this is a small molding that is used to hide the area where a screen is attached to the frame.
  • Strap work - Popular in England in 16th & 17th. centuries, used in plaster on ceilings,also sculpted in stone on exterior of buildings, e.g. around entrance doors. Also carved in wood, and used for topiary designs for parterres. Imitates thick lengths of leather straps applied to a surface to produce pattern of ribs in connected circles, squares, scrolls, lozenges etc.
  • Torus — Convex, semi-circular molding, larger than an astragal, often at the base of a column, which may be enriched with leaves or plaiting
  • Trim Molding — A general term used for moldings that are used to create added detail or cover up gaps. They can include corner moldings, cove moldings, rope moldings, quarter rounds, and accent moldings.

When it comes to the manufactured home skirting, dado rails, window and door frames that you end up opting for; it all depends entirely on you, your wants, needs and budget constraints. 



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