What is a bevel?

When you are looking for a floor covering, criteria such as colour, structure, surface quality and perhaps the size of the individual planks count first. However, once you have thought a little into the matter and seen different floor coverings, you quickly notice that experts often speak about bevel. Whether a floor - a design, parquet, cork or laminate floor is chamfered on both sides or even four sides - also contributes to the visual effect. In addition, a bevel on a floor covering has practical advantages.

The two short sides of a plank are called end faces, the two long sides are called long sides. A bevel is a bevelled edge, which then has a bevelled plank either only on the long sides or on all four sides. When a plank is completely chamfered, one speaks of longitudinal and end chamfer or four-sided chamfer or V4 joint. A room gets more structure, a geometric character and appears more filigree and three-dimensional. Not only optically the question "bevel or no bevel" is interesting, because a bevelled floor also has very practical advantages: Chamfers conceal unevenness in the joint area to the next plank due to production and above all use, which can be caused, for example, by climatic influences such as heat and air humidity. Chamfered products are therefore even more user-friendly in daily use. Due to the fact that even today so-called micro bevels are offered, the daily maintenance cleaning of the floor surfaces with conventional vacuum cleaners and brooms is possible without problems.

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