Besides the decorative role, the plinths have essential functions in the durability and stability of the floor. The first and the most important task the plinth undertakes is the insulation of the floor. It prevents the floors in humid rooms from swelling, or on the contrary from drying out when the humidity in the room is lowered. Also, it may serve as something that blends the colors of the walls and floors.
Generally, there are several types of plinths according to their materials: wooden, plastic, veneer, Aluminum, MDF, polyurethane. In this article, we are going to go through all the information about plastic plinths.
Plastic plinths have wide use in the interiors and they can easily be an alternative for wooden plinths. Plastic plinths resemble wooden plinths a lot and at the same time, they are much cheaper.
Among the advantages of the plastic plinths is that it does not need reprocessing or being treated very carefully. It can be washed with every kind of cleaning stuff and there is no risk of damage or discoloration.
Plastic plinths are mainly matched with laminate, linoleum, or carpet flooring. And nowadays the process of installing the baseboard is even easier. There are plinths that are inscribed with adhesive composition. The only struggle is to press them strongly to the bar. Another asset is that plastic plinths are highly resistant to household chemicals.
A plinth of quality is generally made of PVC, and therefore it has less durability than the wooden plinths, but due to its affordable price, it enables the homeowner to change it more often than if it were wooden.
There are even plinths available with cable channels. This makes it absolutely effortless to replace the wiring without dismantling the whole plinth. Such plinths are in quite high demand at the moment.