Laminate floor with V-joint and its advantages and disadvantages

Whether laminate flooring with V-joint in different variants such as a 2-V joint or a 4-V joint or no joint, is mainly a matter of taste. Whether such a joint is present and in what execution it has been incorporated, mainly affects the longitudinal edges of the laminate floor. The joints can act as a kind of decoration and give the room an optical depth. However, they may also cause disadvantages while working.

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Often it is the small details of furniture, other furnishings and of course the floor, which can create a very special atmosphere. This is also the case with a laminate floor, which was provided with so-called ornamental joints. Be it only on the long sides or around the panel. Such a fugue can help to increase the optical depth of a room and thereby give it a completely different look. Joints give a floor an appearance that you know from floorboards. Mainly a distinction is made between a so-called 2-V-joint or V2-joint and the 4-V-joint or V4-joint.

  • The indication V2 joint means that the laminate has been provided with a joint only on the long sides. The transverse joints are therefore virtually invisible.
  • It is different with the so-called V4 joint, in which all sides were equipped with such a joint.

V-joints must be observed during installation

When laying conventional laminate flooring, a corresponding minimum offset must be observed so that the laminate floor acquires sufficient stability. If it is a laminate floor with V-joints, then this must be arranged according to his grouting, so be laid in a very specific pattern, so that the desired effect comes to its best advantage. Of course, this can also be a disadvantage, since the laying effort and thus the waste can increase enormously. These circumstances can certainly be described as disadvantages. However, it should not be forgotten that such a floor offers much space for individual design and, above all, gives the room a generous depth later. By the way, the floors with V-joints are mainly used on laminate floors with wood look.

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