How to deal with an exposed edge when installing an engineered floor.
When you are installing an engineered floor you will sometimes have an exposed edge. The issue of course being the the illusion of a solid floor is broken because the plywood under the solid board is exposed. You can of course try and find a sold board to match the engineered one (good luck with that) or you can install a solid edge in in a different finish altogether. Either of these can work out well. But they can sometimes break up the fluid look of the floor making the room look smaller.
With the wonders of modern design and manufacturing there is a third wood floor option.
These are some pictures from an engineered floor we installed in a house in Rush. As you can see the room is split level with a bespoke staircase connecting them.
Having gone over their options with us the client decided on this engineered floorboard “Grand Chalet” which they got from the Tilestyle showroom (side note. If you haven’t been yet and you’re thinking about flooring.Go there before you buy anything. They have so many samples and varieties that you can look at, touch and walk on in there Ballymount showroom that it will certainly inspire you.)
Anyway back to my point, what is great about this engineered board from Tilestyle is that you can also buy a mitred version specifically designed to solve this issue. You can see in the pictures how the finished look appears to be just like a normal solid board. You can get all the reliably of an engineered floorboard but the look of a hand crafted artisan floor.