Micro-Bevelled Or Square Edged Oak Flooring?

11th Jan 2013 @ 12:11

Nowadays oak flooring typically will come in the form of Square Edged or Micro-Bevelled. But what exactly is the difference?

A micro-bevel is a small edge (normally around 1mm) which is cut at 45 degrees along the length of the board. Once two boards are pushed together this creates a small V groove. Square edged oak flooring on the other hand does not have this bevel, instead the boards will simply push together at 90 degrees.

Square And Micro Bevel

Micro-bevelled oak flooring is often preferred by those who are looking for a more natural looking floor. The small micro-bevels help to create a subtle distinction between each individual board, showcasing their own individual character. For installations where the sub floor is not completely level, micro bevelled flooring can help to hide any minor uneven patches.

Square edged flooring on the other hand is for those looking for a complete seamless finish from their oak flooring. Each individual board will blend into one another, creating a much more uniform, single floor space. A square edged oak flooring is perfect for those more contemporary and formal properties.

Square and Micro Bevel

One of the downsides of choosing square edged flooring, is if the sub-floor is not completely level. An uneven sub-floor can leave your square edged flooring visibly uneven. Further to this, square edged oak flooring can often require sanding after the floor has been laid. This is because a square edge will not hide any of the slight differences in the height of the boards.

If you have any further questions regarding Micro-Bevelled or Square Edged Oak Flooring then please do not hesitate to give us a call on 01538 304584.

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