Baseboards in the contruction of a home add an extra dimension to a room. They help create the athmosphere of style, elegance, history or class. Baseboards also serve a practical purpose of covering the junction of wallboard to flooring and any gaps (gasp) that are there.
Skirting boards and baseboards are manufactured in a variety o standard profiles. Her are some of the common ones. Pplease check availability in your area first.
Here are links to some distributors and manufacturers of specialised baseboards. Heating skirting boards, and moulded skirtings to conceal cabling plus more.