17 Oct Hardwood Edge Styles: Flooring edge types and how they affect your hardwood floor
With a lot of flooring options available, it can be difficult to decide what type of flooring will best fit your home. On top of selecting the type of wood and color, matte, satin, semi-gloss, or high gloss hardwood floors there is also the hardwood edge style. Beveled, square, and micro edge flooring. What does it all mean? These terms refer to the shape on the ends and edges of your floor boards, and they can have quite an impact on your floor’s overall look and feel.
What is a hardwood edge style?
Edge style treatments refer to the shapes of the edges and ends of the floor board, which affect the appearance that’s achieved once the planks are together.
What are different flooring edge types?
There are six common edge styles. As you shop for hardwood flooring, be on the lookout for styles that have the edge shapes you prefer. Or if you’re browsing online, filter down your flooring options by edge style.
Square Edge Hardwood Flooring
Square edge flooring gives rooms a traditional, upscale look. The seamless edge treatment resembles hardwood flooring that was finished on-site. Square edges also blend well with other flooring pieces and help direct focus to the overall look of the floor. This is also the easiest of the edge styles to maintain since dirt will not fall between the boards.
Micro Edge Hardwood Flooring
Hardwood flooring with a micro-edge has a more pronounced edge treatment than a square edge. This popular edge style “frames” the individual wood pieces emphasizing the texture of each plank while creating a more relaxed, casual style.
Beveled Edge Hardwood Flooring
Beveled edge flooring has very distinct grooves that impart a casual, rustic appearance. Beveled edge flooring typically has a urethane finish that allows dirt to be easily swept or vacuumed out of the grooves. A floor with a beveled edge can also be more forgiving when installed over irregular subfloors or uneven plank heights.
Micro-Beveled (Eased) Edge Hardwood Flooring
Also known as eased edge flooring, micro-beveled edge flooring features a mini-bevel (about half the depth of a beveled edge), but with the same benefits of beveled edge flooring. Each board has a slightly beveled edge to help hide minor irregularities. Eased edge treatments look a bit less casual compared to flooring with a completely beveled treatment.
Scraped Edge Hardwood Flooring
Scraped edges and ends have a bevel that emphasizes individual planks. The bevel has a matching scraped texture to coordinate with the rustic look of the scraped flooring.
Pillowed Edge Hardwood Flooring
The bevel on pillowed edges and ends is more rounded. This look is most common on antiqued floors.
Reno Hardwood Flooring Services
Truckee Meadows Hardwood Flooring and our team has developed a vast knowledge of the different types of wood that are available and know which species and types do best in the Reno area. We can assist you in the selection process by showing you a variety of different options so you can find the one you love.
Please reach out if you have any questions about our company or flooring installation services. For the best in hardwood floor, visit our showroom on Cheney St. or contact us today for a quote. We look forward to working with you!