Beading is used to cover the expansion gap that has been left around the perimeter of the room between the new flooring and the existing skirting.
What is skirting in flooring?
Skirting is used to cover the gap that has been left around the perimeter of the room between the new flooring and the wall (expansion gap).
Do you need beading for laminate flooring?
Without beading, it isn't possible to present a neat finish from floor to wall and you would otherwise be left with a small gap. Beading for laminate flooring can create a lovely flush finish for example.
Is skirting board necessary?
In short, skirting boards are necessary to form the junctions between the construction materials and hide untidy joins. They also protect the bottom of the wall from general wear and tear from foot traffic.