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Engineered Wood Flooring and Edging Styles

Engineered Wood Flooring and Edging Styles


Posted in Wood Flooring by Source on February 10th 2015
Contrary to what most people believe, there are differences between the edges of flooring, including wood flooring. In fact, it is the edging of the flooring that changes the overall look of a room.So, by choosing an edging style for your floor, you’re actually also choosing the general finish of the room when it’s done. But what is the difference of the edgings exactly?

  • Bevelled edge wood flooring
Bevelled edge wood flooring is the type of flooring with bevels on each side of the flooring. What’s actually good about bevelled edges is that it makes for easier installation and fitting, not because it’s any easier to fit than square flooring, but because when fitting, the bevels cover up any minor mistakes you may have made on the pre-flooring, unlike square flooring which require precision when fitting. So if you’re somewhat experienced with home projects and want to save a few extra bucks by fitting the flooring yourself, bevelled edge wood flooring is going to be the easier choice.

  • Micro-bevelled edge wood flooring
Micro-bevelled edge wood flooring is more or less like fullbevelled edge wood flooring, with the difference being only in the size of the bevel. Some people choose this type over bevelled edges because since the bevels are subtler, when fitted, the micro-bevelled edge wood flooring allows for a more polished look. Another good thing about wood flooring with bevels is that the spaces between flooring pieces are where dust and other particles of dirt go. This allows for easier clean-up.

  • Square edge wood flooring
Square edge wood flooring gives the most polished overall look compared to the other edging styles. Each flooring piece is cut with 90-degree edges and are the hardest type of wood flooring to fit given that it requires precise placement. If you have decided to use this kind of flooring, it is best that you let professionals handle the fitting as one mistake, no matter how slight, will become obvious and could make the wrong fitting stand out.

Square edge flooring is also usually more expensive than the bevelled types of flooring. The reason for this is because it takes extra caution to handle the flooring in order to maintain the 90-degree cut of the pieces. Overall, the square edge wood flooring is most expensive, from price of the flooring to the price of expert fitting.


You might find it hard to decide which edging style is right for you. But don’t worry, your flooring expert will help you decide by letting you know the pros and cons of each edging style.

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