Hardwood Edge Treatments

All dimensions are nominal.

  Square-Edge Micro-Edge Eased-Edge Beveled-Edge
Solid .020″ radius .030″ deep/.060″ wide .050″ deep/.1″ wide .125″ deep/.25″ wide
Engineered .020″ radius .023″ deep/.046″ wide .0575″ deep/.115″ wide .125″ deep/.25″ wide

Edge treatment refers to the shape on the edge of floor board. The terminology applies to both the sides and ends of the plank and strip boards, and all sides of parquets and custom wood tile floors. There are four common types of edges that affect the overall style of a hardwood floor.

Square-Edge

  • Square edges create a traditional, seamless and upscale look. The edge treatment looks more like an on-site sanded and finished floor than other edge treatments.
  • Customers like the way the flooring pieces blend together, putting the focus on the overall pattern of the floor, instead of the individual floor pieces.
  • The edge treatment is also easiest to maintain, since dirt particles do not fall between each board.


Micro-Edge

  • Micro edges are a slightly rounded edge treatment and are the current trend. This edge treatment provides an almost square look with the benefits and contemporary styling of the eased edge.
  • Pronounced edge treatments, such as this one, frame the individual wood pieces, placing the focus on the natural grain and texture of each plank and/or strip. This creates a more relaxed, casual style. The more pronounced the edge treatment, the more casual the overall look.

Eased-Edge

  • Eased edges feature a mini-bevel (approximately 1/2 the depth of a beveled edge), but with the same benefits as a beveled edge. An eased edge treatment is slightly less casual than a beveled edge treatment.

Beveled-Edge

  • Characteristics include:
    • Large angled bevel
    • Accented pattern look that hides gaps
    • Repairs look cleaner
  • A beveled edge treatment provides the most casual look of the four.
Updated on June 16, 2022