What is the difference between V-groove and tongue and groove?

Like nickel gap paneling, V-groove paneling uses the same tongue and groove locking system for easy installation. One distinct difference between the nickel gap in V-groove paneling is how the paneling looks when placed together.

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.

What’s the difference between shiplap and tongue and groove?

Shiplap is a type of paneling made from different types of materials with an L-shaped lip on both sides where the panels overlap. On the other hand, tongue & groove refer to a type of paneling that can be made with different types of materials to form an indentation and a protrusion where the groove panels interlock.

Where do you nail your tongue and groove?

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Quote from Youtube video: Okay so there's our tongue right there now what you want to do is you want to place your nail right above the tongue just like that and you want to come in and an angle.

Which is easier to install shiplap or tongue and groove?

Shiplap is easier for DIY installation than tongue and groove. As a general rule, it’s a little easier to install shiplap paneling than tongue and groove paneling, because you needn’t fit the planks together. Instead, you simply match the notches on neighboring boards and then pound a nail straight through the overlap.

Which is better for ceiling shiplap or tongue and groove?

Shiplap panels overlap, while tongue and groove panels interlock. Due to the way shiplap panels connect, they are a better option for high-heat, low-humidity climates. Wood often shrinks in dry climates, and shrinkage is less likely to show with shiplap because it overlaps instead of interlocks.

How tight should tongue and groove be?

All it takes is 1⁄8″. The joint should be a firm press fit: If you have to knock the pieces together, then struggle to pull them apart, the joint’s too tight. A tongue that’s a hair too fat for the groove may actually seat, but it will stress the groove sidewalls and may, in time, prompt them to split.

How do you install the last piece of tongue and groove?

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Quote from Youtube video: We're going to use our stapler right here so at this point we are far enough away from the wall that the big nailer stapler can come in right there now this will sit right here on the floor.

Does tongue and groove pine need to acclimate?


How far apart do you nail tongue and groove?

Space the fasteners 12 to 24 inches apart when securing tongue-and-groove boards. Placing the fasteners too close may cause the boards to split.

Do you nail shiplap through the tongue?

one question remains: Where do you shoot the nails??? We always recommend face nailing shiplap and tongue and groove when installing it on your walls, ceiling, and as exterior siding. Face nailing means that you shoot your nail at a 90 degree angle to the board through the flat (or face) of the board.

How can I make my tongue and groove tight?

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Quote from Youtube video: And basically push this down that will grab a hold of the joists and then with this lever I can push this board into place and that tightens that gap right there.

Is shiplap water resistant?

Is shiplap waterproof? In a short answer, no. Wood is susceptible to rot, so precautions need to be taken in a moist environment like a bathroom. Paint or a top coat will help seal the wood to make it more waterproof.

What is the difference between shiplap and nickel gap?

Nickel gap wood siding is also a popular feature in interior design and is similar to shiplap in appearance. The main differences are that nickel gap siding has tongue and groove boards that hides nails giving it a smoother look overall.

Is tongue and groove expensive?

Tongue and groove typically costs between $1.25 — $1.60 per linear foot, or around $2.50 to $3.00 per square foot. Some wood species, like cedar, will cost you way more than yellow pine or spruce.

Is tongue and groove waterproof?

Similarly, the tongue and groove panels are 100% waterproof.

Why is it called shiplap?

Shiplap likely gets its name from a style of shiplap that was once used to make ships. The same overlapping joint that makes true shiplap tight and weatherproof in a house made for a water-tight ship, too.

What is the width of tongue and groove?

While the width and length of tongue-and-groove planks varies by manufacturer, two common widths are 5 and 6 inches wide.

Does tongue and groove expand and contract?

Pre-Finish Tongue-and-Groove

As tongue-and-groove boards expand and contract, the spaces between them change a little. If you don’t prefinish the boards, you’ll see exposed raw wood on the tongue when the boards shrink. But finishing the boards before you install them will solve this problem.

How deep should the groove be for tongue and groove?

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.