What types of plinths are available?


When designing your kitchen, one thing you cannot miss off are the plinths, as these are what cover the feet of the units and create a neat & tidy finish, below the units. When thinking about plinths, it’s worth noting that we have 3 different types of plinths available, which are detailed below. If you want to know how to calculate how much plinth you need then click here.

Unit material plinths

These plinths are made from the same material as the kitchen base units (MFC) and will have the same finish. A good example of where you could use plinths made from unit material is when you have a white matt painted Luca kitchen.

Although these plinths will do the job nicely and are hidden away from site most of the time, the plinths will have the texture of the units (MFC) and not the doors. Unit material plinths are also cheaper, around £7 for a 2770mm length and they are also available with a height of 150mm or 100mm.

Unit Material Plinth
Unit Material Plinth
Unit Material Plinth

Door material plinths

Door material plinths, as the name suggests, are made from the same material and finish as the doors. So, if you are choosing our white Luca Gloss door range then you’ll get a nice gloss white plinth, which will be a perfect match in every way to the doors.

Door material plinths are slightly longer than the unit material plinths (3000mm long) and cost upwards of £29 per length, depending on the door style that you choose. The height of door material plinths measure 150mm.

Door Material Plinths
Door Material Plinths
Door Material Plinths

Mirrored plinths*

If you want to add a little more wow to your kitchen then you could opt to use mirrored plinths. The bounce light around a little more and give the impression that your flooring continues under your units and beyond.

Mirrored plinth comes in 3 metre lengths (150mm high) and they are around £45 for each length and can be found on our main website by searching for (BPSPM15).

  • Available in Altino & gloss ranges only
Mirrored Plinths
Mirrored Plinths
Mirrored Plinths

Skirting boards

You may have seen on some of our customers’ kitchens that their plinths are more ornate and not recessed. This is because the customer has used actual skirting boards from the main kitchen and incorporated them in front of the kitchen units and island, if they have one. Skirting boards are not available to buy from ourselves though.

Skirting Boards
Skirting Boards
Skirting Boards
Skirting Boards
Skirting Boards
Skirting Board

You can start buying your plinths on our main website here.


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2 thoughts on “What types of plinths are available?”
  • John says:

    If there is a 150mm gap under the base units for the plinth, would we use a 168mm skirting board for a Helmley inframe kitchen?

    October 20, 2021 at 9:12 pm
    • DIY Kitchens says:

      Hi this is the response from their builder. “The skirting boards are a 6 inch skirting and from a builders merchants. We didn’t have to increase the legs at all because normal plinths are about 150mm, which is about 6 inch. The skirting boards were called Victorian.”

      October 25, 2021 at 6:30 am
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