Scotia is a decorative moulding that is used to cover the expansion gap around the perimeter of a room after flooring installation without having to remove the skirting board. Wood and laminate flooring require this gap to allow for expansion due to changes in ambient humidity.
Scotia is fixed to the skirting board and over the top of the flooring around the perimeter of the wall. Scotia is of a concave design.
Scotia is available in a wide range of colours to match all wood and laminate flooring and is available in lacquered or unfinished solid plus veneered or laminated finishes. We can help you match the correct coloured scotia with your floor.
You would use Scotia if you were not putting your skirting on top of the wood floor.
Scotia comes in concave style and the other style is convex which is called beading.
Beading is normally made from soft wood and requires painting after it has been installed.
Solid Scotia is made from the different species of wood but the most common is oak.
Floorsave supplies solid oak scotia with a lacquered finish or alternatively unfinished.
The unfinished scotia is usually so different colors can be applied to match the flooring.
Veneered Scotia is made from a softwood and then has a very thin layer of veneer applied to the face surface.
The veneer is usually of the more uncommon species like bamboo ,walnut or even sapelle.
MDF scotia is made from MDF with a foil or paper adhered to the face.The foil/paper comes in many different colors to match wood or laminate flooring.
At Floorsave we carry over 20 different colors that we have matched specifically to our laminate floors.