With the increase of LVT floors and vinyl coverings on the market, the topic of moisture protection of the skirting board is also coming more and more into focus. These floor coverings, if they are made of pure plastic, like to be wiped very damp and the skirting board, if it is made of a wood material, should survive this on the one hand, but on the other hand it should also be prevented that water can penetrate into the expansion joints behind and under the skirting boards and floor profiles.
For this purpose, skirting boards are equipped with sealing lips. These sealing lips are soft and flexible so that they fit snugly to the floor and also compensate for unevenness.
Another effect is a reduction of sound transmission from the floor via the skirting board to the wall and from there to the neighbouring room. And from there into the neighbouring room.