Edge Styles of Vinyl Flooring

There are lots of things to know and understand when you consider adding vinyl or laminate flooring to your home.

One of those things is a clear understanding of the different edge styles available in lvp and laminate flooring. All vinyl & laminate floor planks have edges. But there are differences. Much like the width of flooring, the edge style can be a factor in your flooring choice.

Almost all vinyl & laminate floor planks have either a beveled edge or a squared edge. You may often see a beveled edge referred to as an eased edge. This often refers to the tapered edge of eased edge planks, which were reduced from the grooved edge of beveled edge boards.

Square edge lvp/lvt/laminate flooring planks is where the edges of all plankss meet at the square edge. This creates a smooth floor surface and allows for a consistent blend between floor planks. It can give a room a more refined, formal feel.

Eased edge floor planks are all slightly beveled. You can choose a floor planks that features an eased edge to the length of the plank and also to the end joints. Eased edges can help hide minor irregularities (it tends to be hard to hide major irregularities).

Beveled edge luxury vinyl plank and laminate flooring planks tend to have distinguished grooves. These planks are applied with a finish at the factory. This gives a complete seal to the beveled edges. This helps in the maintenance of this flooring. The planks are easier to keep clean, whether by sweeping or vacuuming.


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