For years we used to stain softwood skirting - how silly. You cannot make pine look like oak.
Either have a softwood skirting fitted and painted. This works and sets of any oak flooring.
Or have solid sustainable oak, best in a simple bullnose design, supplied, fitted and finish by ATC. We often fit oak skirtings in rooms that have been carpetted or tiled as well as to compliment our oak floors. We have avialable architrave, door liners and door stop to complete the collection.
Available, off the shelf, in Monmouth and on display in both Monmouth, Cheltenham and this website.