Laminate flooring as a popular flooring material has been accepted by more and more consumers of all levels. With techniques improved, a diversity of laminate flooring styles emerged to meet consumers’ ever changing needs. Now according to edge types there are square edged laminate flooring and V groove laminate flooring. So what are they respectively?
Square Edge Laminate Flooring
Judging from the name, square edge laminate flooring are those whose jointing part are flat and square after installation. There are no special traces on the jointing section and two planks are joined together smoothly and naturally.
V Groove Laminate Flooring
Unlike square edge laminates, the jointing part of V groove laminate flooring presents “V” shape, and that’s how the name comes. Generally speaking there are painted V groove laminate flooring and pressed V groove laminate flooring. The differences between them lie in the “V”shape formation. Four edges of painted V groove laminate flooring are beveled by certain knives while the V groove of pressed mold series are pressed by special steel board.
Pros of V Groove Laminate Flooring Against Square Edge Laminates
Many consumers prefer V groove laminate flooring to square edge laminates because it looks more real and authentic just as solid wood floor does.
Cons of V Groove Laminate Flooring Against Square Edge Laminates
Although V groove laminates are more like real wood floor compared with flat joint floor, their cleaning are not easy as square edge laminates because many dirt and dust will collect in the V groove and taking them away is not an easy task.
So no products are perfect, they all have pros and cons, while making decisions just measure which part you focus more. And if you are not quite clearly about what you need, it’s better to inquire experienced laminate flooring suppliers.