Laminate flooring is fast becoming one of the most popular options for flooring. Because it provides the look and feel of hardwood without the price tag, home owners and business owners are turning to laminate flooring to suit their needs. While installers and contractors know the jargon associated with laminate flooring, it’s helpful to provide definitions so that everyone is speaking the same language.
Proud edges on laminate flooring is what experts call the difference in height at the joints of the laminate plank. They can be located on the side or on the end of a plank. Most manufacturers consider a proud edge of up to 0.1 mm to be acceptable, but anything more than that becomes a problem.
A good installer can minimize the proud edges for laminate planks by making sure they assess each joint and make sure there aren’t too many unacceptable pieces that simply won’t fit with the rest. The manufacturer should replace unacceptable pieces as required. If the installer goes ahead and puts in the floor with too many proud edges that fall outside the recommended height difference, than it’s going to be a big problem with the client and could lead to a slip and fall accident.