Many homeowners decide to put hardwood flooring in their home because of the natural beauty it adds. Not only that, but hardwood flooring can be easier to keep clean than carpet and not as hard as tile under foot. When you have chosen to put hardwood flooring in your home, you will find that there are many different types of flooring that you have to choose from. You will not only choose the color, the type of wood, the width of the planks, you will also need to choose the kind of edging each plank has. Mike’s Custom Flooring is here to talk about all of the different types of edging that you will see as you try to choose the right hardwood for your home.
What are the Types of Hardwood Floor Edges Offered?
As mentioned above, one of the decisions you will need to make when choosing a hardwood floor for your home is what kind of edges are on each plank of the wood. Following are some of the different types of edges you will see:
– Square: If you are looking for a hardwood floor that is incredibly smooth like you would find in a gym, you are going to want square edging. This means that your subfloor needs to be perfectly flat. If it isn’t you are going to see those imperfections show through on your hardwood floor. If you are choosing to have your hardwood finished on site, square edging is a fantastic choice. That way, if there are any imperfections they can be sanded down during the finishing process
– Beveled: When you choose beveled edges for your hardwood flooring, there is going to be a V-shape everywhere that the planks meet together. This type of edge can help to hide any imperfections in the subfloor as well as help you avoid any splinters in the future. The amount of beveling that is present it can be customized as well. There are micro- beveling options and Micron-beveling depending on how much beveling you want. Some people do not like beveled edges simply because crumbs and just can get stuck in these areas where the planks meet. It will also make each plank of your hardwood flooring stand out as it puts an emphasis on each edge of the planks.
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Some homeowners move into a home where beveled edges are present on the hardwood floors, and they do not like them. Rather than removing the floor and replacing it completely, that beveled edge can be removed from the hardwood floor. If you have moved into a home and do not like the beveled edges on your hardwood flooring, you can call on Mike’s Custom Flooring to remove it for you. Our team of qualified professionals know how to remove a beveled edge to give you the square look that you are looking for. Call us today!