Using wood molding to decorate your home can have practical, financial, and decorative advantages. Wood paneling and molding can add a distinct sense of charm and elegance to any home. Wood design also brings a traditional atmosphere to the domestic realm. Wood can be integrated seamlessly into any part of a home, from the ceilings to the floors. One form of wood paneling that has gained in popularity over the last few years has been tongue in groove paneling.
Tongue in groove paneling is a method of joining multiple pieces of wood together so that they form a larger, secure panel. At St. Charles Hardwoods, we can supply custom tongue in groove paneling to customers throughout the St. Louis area. With over 20 years in the industry supplying molding and other custom woodwork, we boast an exceptional service record for supplying the best quality products to our customers.
To learn more about tongue in groove paneling or to find out more about the other types of products we can supply contact our hardwood lumber company or come in to one of our St. Louis area stores today.
Wood paneling can come in many different styles using many different wood types. Tongue in groove paneling is a type of paneling that is installed with a simple process involving two pieces of wood. The first plank of has a protrusion which is known as the ‘tongue’. The second plank, meant to compliment the first, has an indentation, in which the first plank is meant to be slotted into. This process can be repeated, connecting an endless number of planks. The result is a strong and secure larger plank. Tongue in groove paneling is an effective way of making wall, ceiling, or floor panels while retaining decorative value.
The idea behind tongue in groove paneling is to use a number of smaller planks of wood to create a larger panel. Woodwork specialists find it much more convenient to use smaller planks of wood and join them together, rather than manage and treat massive wood planks. Tongue in groove paneling is also an efficient method of paneling in that it can be done systematically to create a beautiful finished look.
One of the greatest advantages of tongue in groove paneling is how easy it is to install. Tongue in groove paneling can effectively be installed by an amateur builder or do-it-your-self homeowner without any special skill or knowledge necessary. While not required, nailing the panels to the surface on which they are placed is advised. With tongue in groove paneling, planks are held in place by the pressure exerted on them by surrounding panels. However, nailing the tongue portion of a plank to the surface on which it rests increases the paneling’s durability and safety without compromising the tongue in groove mechanism or the finished look.
St. Charles Hardwoods, with our wealth of experience, can help you determine whether tongue in groove paneling is the right choice for your home. Having been in the industry for so many years, our team of professionals is up to date with the latest knowledge and innovations in the industry. Our experience and expertise has propelled us to become one of the leading woodwork specialists in the St. Louis region.
To learn more about tongue in groove paneling or to see our selection of products, come by one of oour St. Louis area stores today.