Torus Skirting Board: All Your Questions Answered

Planning your next DIY-reno and need to figure out the right skirting board profile for your home? If you are after a widely used staple around the UK, then consider a Torus Skirting Board as your ally! 

In this quick guide, you'll find the answers to the most common questions when it comes to this popular moulding profile. You'll also get options to choose and purchase your home's absolute best fit and finishing.


Why choose Torus Skirting Board?

The main advantages of this type of skirting board profile is how widely used it is. It's easy to find it in stores and remains as a budget-friendly moulding.

It's stylish without necessarily making a statement out of skirting boards, so it's fair to say that a Torus Skirting Board can match most decorative styles.


What's the shape of a Torus Skirting Board?

What makes a Torus, a Torus? The main characteristic of this profile is a prominent, semicircular and symmetrical bump just under the top of the skirting board. Below it runs a curved slide that, depending on the provider, can be more or less accentuated.

Another detail to note is that the top edge of a Torus board is thinner than its bottom part.


Choosing a Torus Skirting Board


18 mm is the standard thickness of a skirting board, so that's a no-brainer! 



When it comes to the width -or height-, at The Skirting Board Shop, you can choose between shorter boards of either 57 mm or 68 mm, medium width ones - 94 mm and 119 mm-, or pick from our range of the widest boards, at either 144 mm and 168 mm. When planning only to replace your mouldings, make sure to get the width precisely right.



Are you planning to fit your skirting board just as it is, painting it, or using it to bring a bit of colour to your home interior?  Then you need to consider the different types of finishings available in store.  

A Torus Primed board is the best choice for painting. To give a wood feel to your interiors, then a veneered skirting board would suit your home best -and it comes ready for you to oil, wax or lacquer.


                      Torus Primed                                                                                             Veneered Skirting Board

For a set-it-and-forget-it option, get either a fully finished Kota board or a foil-wrapped white Torus!


                         Kota Board                                                                                            Foil-wrapped



MDF mouldings present many advantages and have become the most sought-after and affordable high-quality option. At the Skirting Board Shop, we utilize moisture-resistant (MR) MDF FSC Certified, which comes from sustainable resources.


What is the difference between Torus and Ogee skirting?

Both Torus and Ogee are popular profiles. It can be easy to get confused when purchasing the one that needs to match your home. 

The most distinctive difference between both is the shape of the curves on their profiles. Where a Torus board features a semicircular convex curve, the ogee makes more of a 'wave,' which is not symmetrical. 

Design-wise, an Ogee skirting board looks more ornamented than a Torus one.


How to remove and fit a Torus Skirting Board?

Now that you are ready to get your next best piece of moulding, it's time to remove, scribe if needed, and fit your brand new skirting boards!


For more articles and DIY-guides, check out the Skirting Board Shop News section. If you have any more questions, call our in-store team on 0800 048 0786, and get first-hand information from the pros.