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Does Your Home Need Skiffers? Here's How to Decide

Which part of your interior décor do you think is the most vulnerable to damage? For many of us, the answer is actually the corners where our walls meet. Whether you have skirting boards in place or not, it’s not unusual to find scuffs, nicks, or even whole chunks taken out of wall corners. If this is something you want to avoid, we have the solution: you can install skiffers. Let’s find out more.

What are skiffers?

Simply put, skiffers are small right-angled metal objects which attach seamlessly to the meeting point of two walls. Similar to a hinge in terms of their aesthetic, skiffers are often also regarded as a decorative item, but they serve a real practical purpose too. Skiffers are a great-looking yet discrete way to protect the corners of your walls from accidental damage or wear and tear. They are generally made from a hard-wearing metal such as brass, which is ideal for absorbing any impacts without marking or degrading in a significant way.

Does your home need skiffers?

Now that you know what skiffers are, do you actually need them in your home? Well, the first thing to do is to check your existing corners and skirting boards. If you can see any marks, scuffs, or notches anywhere along the hard line of the corner, skiffers may be a good idea. One of the most common causes of corner damage is vacuum cleaning or the moving of furniture. In reality, it’s very tough to avoid the occasional knock to a corner when doing these tasks, so skiffers are a fantastic ‘set and forget’ way to avoid wall corner damage.

Skiffer customisation options

As we mentioned above, skiffers aren’t simply chunks of metal that you stick on a wall corner – far from it, in fact! Here at Stair Rods Direct, we offer a range of different skiffers that provide a selection of choices in terms of design and materials. In terms of the finishes available on our skiffers, you’ll find polished brass, chrome, satin nickel, black, and many more. You can also choose the height of your skiffers (from 75mm and up), so no matter the layout of your home, you’ll find a set that’s perfect for you.

If you’ve decided that skiffers are the right choice for your home, you can explore our wide range of skiffers online now. If you have any questions about how skiffers are installed, (or anything else), you can call our team anytime on 0845 838 8638.