Floor to wall join

Do I need Skirting Boards? Is wall plaster durable enough if I am mopping the floor everyday and skimming the side of the wall?

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SG Trades
59 Reviews, 100% Positive
Definitely a no no you must have skirting boards or tile upstand. Walls can not constantly get wet or knocked this would deteriorate very quickly.
17th Mar 2019
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You would be better getting skirting boards fitted to avoid get plaster wet which could result in damp.
18th Mar 2019
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K & B Builders
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After a while it may start showing signs of wear, there maybe other options other than skirting but would need to see it first.
21st Mar 2019
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Painter & decorating
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If you moping the floors every day ,is impossible not to scratch the walls,
Yes you need skirting boards.
24th Mar 2019
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SPT Tiling
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I would prefer skirting boards
27th Mar 2019
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Pipe Dreams Services Ltd
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No you need some kind of protection like tiles, skirting boards, etc. otherwise plaster will soak up water and eventually need replacing
29th Mar 2019
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K B Services
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No you can not plaster to the floor you need skirting.
5th May 2019
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J.goodwin building and plastering
1 Reviews, 100% Positive
Depending what the background is I.e bonding,browning,bording or s&c yes but always better to have skirting fitted
1st May 2019
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You could plaster down to the floor as long as you paint with a silk paint to protect the wall but in my opinion I would put skirting or a tile upstand in wet areas
1st May 2019
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Spire Home Improvements
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Hi. Yes, you do need skirting boards.the plaster should be about an inch from the floor, to prevent rising damp. If it's plastered to the floor, there's a good chance it could cause rising damp. By mopping the floor, and brushing the side of plaster. Eventually it will damage it. Hope this helps. Shane
16th Apr 2019
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