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What is tongue and groove flooring?
Last Updated: 11th June, 2020
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In this manner, does flooring have to be tongue and groove?
Although tongue and groove solid hardwood flooring does fit together, it must still be nailed to a subfloor. Engineered tongue and groove planks, however, snap together to create a “floating” floor that is not physically attached to the floor below.
what does tongue and groove flooring look like? Tongue-and-groove flooring is made up of individual boards with special interlocking edges that are hidden once the boards are installed in the finished surface. Each piece has a tongue (a continuous ridge or tab) along one side and one end of the board and a groove (a channel) along the other side edge and end.
Keeping this in consideration, do you nail 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.
What is the difference between shiplap and tongue and groove?
Tongue and groove and shiplap cladding do look very similar once installed. The main difference between them is a longer lip on shiplap cladding, which acts as an additional layer of protection against moisture and rainfall. Because of this, shiplap cladding offers optimum rainwater resistance.