What is tongue and groove?

Some unidentified genius, several decades back, devised it and we’re still using it now. Even since the selection of flooring materials has expanded past classic good hardwood to other regions–laminate, luxury vinyl, and engineered, especially–this historical technique remains in use now.

What exactly did this genius devise? A practice of linking substances called groove and tongue. This very simple method seams two planks–typically, not necessarily, floor planks–in a manner that retains them together while allowing for some flexibility.

Additionally, it is important that you understand that conventional tongue and groove has been mostly replaced with a similar technique for a number of kinds of flooring.


Tongue and groove are frequently utilized in conjunction with timber flooring planks, sheet paneling, wainscot, and some variety of different substances where a tight, strong seam is called for between different bits.

Tongue and groove means that every slice includes a protruding tongue along with a receiving groove side. The tongue and the groove every run the whole perimeter of this bit, all four sides. Horizontal movement is nevertheless allowed to a little amount and, in actuality, is the desired quality, because wood flooring will contract and expand.


Lock and Fold:

What is tongue and grove? Standard tongue and groove joinery is a direct tongue which slides into a groove that is straight. To avoid the boards from transferring claws or floor staples are pushed into the tongues. These attachments attach straight to the sub-floor. Engineered flooring attach just to themselves, from 1 board to another, maybe not the sub-floor. Luxurious vinyl floors capitalized on laminate inventions, and in many ways enhanced.

In the beginning, paste was used to combine tongues to grooves. However, an simpler method, fold, and lock was designed to permit tongues to fit into grooves with no adhesive, no attachments.

Fold and Lock is a technique that entails angling one board on the plank and folding it down. That is significantly different from conventional tongue and groove because flat motion, in addition to vertical, is kept in check. There is room for a few deflecting flat motion, but nowhere close to the kind of movement enabled by classic groove and tongue.


  • handsome combine, requiring a minimal quantity of nailing or gluing to carry collectively.
  • Offers microscopic seams.
  • With appropriate coating, groove and tongue may even be water-tight.

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