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Board Edge Profiles

Edge profiles or treatments refer to the amount of “reveal” on the edge of each floor board. At Hull Forest Products, we can customize the edge profile of your wood flooring or paneling. We have a variety of edge profiles for you to choose from, and while the square (snug) edge is always the most popular option for unfinished floors, there are times when you might want (or need) to choose a different style. (Please note that for the sake of making the edge profiles visually clearer, the photos below do not show endmatched board ends; however, our flooring is endmatched unless otherwise requested). Read on to learn more:

A Square edge profile. The boards abut one another snugly.

The square edge profile is the most common edge profile for floors that will be finished on-site. With a square edge, the floorboards fit flush together, creating a completely flat surface. The floor boards abut one another snugly- there is no groove where the boards join together on the floor. The square edge profile is only available on floors that will be site sanded and finished.

The beveled edge, available as a microbevel or a larger bevel. A beveled edge is necessary on prefinished floors as it allows the floorboards to be installed without sanding.

A beveled edge is necessary on all four sides of the planks of any prefinished floors, as this allows the floor boards to be installed without sanding, accounting for any variation in milling tolerances. A micro-beveled edge is the smallest beveled edge available and will compensate for any minor differences in the thicknesses of the flooring boards, helping to make a smoother transition from one board to another. Because there is a tiny bevel, this can be felt when walking on the floor and the groove is capable of catching dust. A beveled edge also adds a subtle visual outline to the edge of each plank.

A V-match edge creates a deeper bevel, most often seen on wall paneling.

A classic for wall and ceiling paneling, a v-match or v-groove edge creates the look of a chamfered edge, where the edges of two adjoining boards slope downward toward the tongue.

A shiplap edge allows two boards to overlap via a rabbet cut into the opposite edges of the boards.

A shiplap edge is a traditional method of joining two boards that allows the profile of each board to partially overlap that of the board next to it, creating a channel that provides for weather protection and allows for some dimensional movement.

Other profiles not pictured above that we can do are beaded edge, bullnose edge, cove, and quarter round, which are popular on shoe or base molding. We can also make base molding to match your wood flooring. Give us a call today and let us know what you need. (800) 928-9602.

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Using Tongue and Groove Wall Paneling

Tongue and groove wall paneling creates an illusion of greater height in a room, and it adds architectural interest.

Thinking about using tongue and groove paneling on your walls or as an accent wall feature? This is a great way to add architectural detail to your home, and it’s less expensive than you think given the cost of plaster and wallboard. Plus, with walls this rich in detail, who needs to hang artwork?

Maple wood flooring with maple tongue and groove wall paneling and tiger maple trim.
We provided this tiger maple trim to complement the maple tongue and groove wall paneling and maple flooring the client ordered from us.

At Hull Forest Products, we’ve been milling bead board and other styles of wall paneling for our customers for years.

Pine tongue and groove paneling and white oak flooring from Hull Forest Products.
This timber frame home used natural grade white oak flooring and vertical pine tongue and groove paneling. The result is a very natural look that contrasts beautifully with the painted cabinet.

Whether used vertically or horizontally, half way up the wall or floor to ceiling, tongue and groove wall paneling creates a bespoke look.

cherry wide plank bathroom flooring and tongue and groove wall paneling
This cottage style bath features wide plank cherry wood flooring and tulip tongue and groove wall paneling with a beaded edge, both milled by Hull Forest Products.

Tongue and groove paneling can help define your home’s style.  The styles shown above range from formal to cottage.  But a more rustic take on tongue and groove paneling might use  pine like this Virginia log cabin:

Circle sawn skip planed pine tongue and groove paneling.
The owners of this rustic log cabin chose skip planed and circle sawn pine tongue and groove paneling for its rusticity.

Every species of tree that we mill into flooring can also be used for tongue and groove paneling.  Different edge profiles are available. Check out our species galleries to see more photos and find your paneling style. For even more photos, ideas, and inspiration on how to use tongue and groove paneling in your home, we love this article by a Houzz.com contributor: