All you need to know about tongue and groove boards

Tongue and grove boards, whether it is for flooring or cladding, is one of the most popular products on Wooduchoose. We have over 100 predesigned tongue and grove mouldings ready for quotes from our approved UK supplier network.  On our site you can get an instant price estimate before requesting a detailed quote. simply browse our selection of tongue and grove designs then choose the timer you require, hardwood, or softwood, if you are not sure then we can provide recommendations. Once you have entered the quantity, either in units or by square meterage, we have a handy tool to help with this, then you will be shown an instant price estimate range. Form there you can simply enter a delivery postcode and our supplier network across the UK will provide quotes straight to your inbox for free.

Wooden tongue and groove boarding is very popular both internally and externally. Most of our timber T&G profiles are designed to be fixed vertically but can be used horizontally depending on location (weather exposure). We have tongue and groove cladding, T&G flooring and many more T and G boards. These are great as wall panelling, used in doors and many more applications

For multiple timber tongue and grove board quotes, for cladding or flooring please view our tongue and grove section.

If you need to buy bespoke tongue and groove boards to match your design; we can help with this too - simply use our product wizard, from our home page, and we will guide you to the perfect bespoke or custom, wood product solution - anything made in wood. Made to match Tongue and grove boards.

Here are some more tongue and grove articles we have found that you may find interesting.


How deep should a tongue and groove joint be?

The groove should ALWAYS be slightly deeper than the tongue is long, by as much as 1/16″ for 3-inch wide boards. The reason for this is two-fold. First is to prevent problems during assembly

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How Big Should tongue and groove be?

The general rule says you should have a square tongue that's roughly one-third of the stock thickness and centered on the edge. Working with 3⁄4″ stock, that plays out to a 1⁄4″-thick by 1⁄4″-long tongue, and a matching groove. A longer tongue (one that's 1⁄2″ long for example) is prone to break at the shoulder.


How do you put tongue and groove together?

Hang each board of the first and every successive row, always ensuring the board is the proper length or height before attaching. Butt edges together in the same row, and slide the groove of the next board over the previous tongue for each following row. Nail only the tongue side for each row after the first.


What are the 3 key advantages of a tongue and groove joint?

The primary advantage of a tongue and groove joint is its stability. Flat surfaces receive strong support because it offers three strength layers where it joins. This type of wood joinery also provides a lot of area for adhesives. The larger the area you can apply the wood glue stronger the bond will be.


Do you stain tongue and groove before or after installation?

Tongue-and groove-ceilings must be stained before installation for best results. If, however, the builder hung the roof without staining it first, finish the ceiling in the method suggested in the tips section. Then you'll have to touch up the unstained portions of the tongue as they become exposed over time.


Do you stagger tongue-and-groove?

Depending on type of flooring, some planks will not only have a tongue-and-groove edge but also tongue-and-groove ends. Stagger the end-joints from row to row. ... You can blind-nail into the tongue-and-groove joint, or you can drive fasteners into the board face and cover with wood filler later (or do both).


Do you have to finish tongue and groove?

As the wood dries and shrinks, unfinished stripes will appear where the tongues withdraw from the grooves. But if you apply finish before installation, the tongues will be completely finished—no unfinished stripes to appear later! You could also opt for paint to finish your boards for a white shiplap ceiling look.


Do you nail into the tongue or groove?

For tongue-and-groove flooring, drive a nail at a 45-degree angle through the tongue, then conceal it by engaging the groove of the next board. Be sure to countersink the nail — drive it slightly below the surface of the wood — to prevent interference in the joint.


Hopefully you have found the above articles on tongue and grove flooring interesting, at Wooduchoose we offer over 100 tongue and grove profiles ready for our UK supplier network to quote on in the wood of your chouse, whether it’s a hardwood or softwood, at Wooduchoose we can match any tongue and grove profile, so you do not have to settle from one of our pre-designed profiles. All tongue and grove boards are made to order in the UK by quality suppliers.  View our tongue and grove profiles today

Posted on Monday 08 November 2021 at 11:46


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