Tongue and groove are associated with solid hardwood because that is part of the installation process. With tongue and groove, the boards are fitted together to create a tight seam. One side of the board has a protruding ridge (tongue) that runs its entire length. The other side has a groove that extends from end to end. The ridged side is fitted into an adjacent board's groove side during installation, creating a snug seam. This creates a fully interconnecting floor when installed.
The professional then nails or glues the floor. It requires special skills, as well as sometimes more significant subfloor restoration. There are moisture readings and limitations on some subfloor surfaces where dampness is an issue. We’d be happy to answer your questions in your journey to shop for hardwood flooring in Woodstock, GA.
What are the advantages to tongue and groove?
This can solve many problems than non-tongue and groove, especially when it comes to warping, cupping, or crowning. The boards interlock, so they’re less likely to heave or show gaps between the planks if the flooring expands or contracts, which solid wood tends to do to adjust to weather conditions.
Is a floating floor technique tongue and groove?
It has a locking mechanism similar to a tongue and groove but is more like a puzzle. With a floating floor, the pieces click together, then they hover over the subfloor, which needs to be clean, dry, and level. It is fine to install on concrete. The flooring types who may use the floating floor are standard sheets and luxury vinyl, laminate, and engineered hardwood floors.
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