For most baseboards, also made of wood or MDF, there are practical corner connectors. This makes the attachment of the baseboards usually much easier. Read more about corner connectors and end caps for baseboards here.
Miter cuts become superfluous
If you install a skirting board yourself, it must be mitred very precisely at the corners. This is not always easy and also costs a lot of time.
Corner connectors can save you this work. They are not only available for plastic strips but also for skirting boards made of wood or MDF. But here they are mostly made of plastic, because they are easier to assemble.
This avoids the miter cut, and the baseboards running along the wall only have to be shortened to the correct length and inserted into the corner connectors.
Optically, such corner connectors provide a clean, seamless corner joint. On free-standing edges, end caps can also be attached to conceal the cut edge of the strip.
Corner connectors tend to be the rule for plastic strips, as mitring is rarely used here. For plastic strips with integrated cable ducts, however, you must make sure that you also use corresponding corner joints.
Different corner elements available for baseboards
- Inside corners
- Outside corners
- End caps
In most cases, you can buy such corner connectors and end caps as multi-piece sets, with prices for such sets starting at around 10 - 15 EUR. Common for a set are 4 inside corners, 2 outside corners and a pair of end caps.
sources of supply on the Internet
- afford.de.com The shop for skirting boards and accessories also has corresponding corner connector sets on offer.
- amazon.de Also a look in the Amazon hardware store can be worthwhile, individual manufacturers also offer here sets and individual pieces. Shop leiste24.de The shop for baseboards and baseboards also offers all the necessary accessories, including corner elements for the offered strips.
- How to save costs
Of course you can save on wooden strips by cutting miter yourself and omitting the corner connectors. But you should consider in advance whether this is really worth the effort.
Tips & TricksIf you prefer to cut miter, use a so-called miter box and a fine hand saw. Always saw MDF from the back.