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The Difference Between Tongue & Groove and Click Wood Flooring


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Choosing wood flooring can be a difficult choice, especially with so many options available; from hardwood through to softwood, engineered wood and laminate flooring with a wood finish. Deciding will very often depend on your decor and also your experience of laying wooden floors. With the latter, manufacturers have made it easier by producing tongue and groove and click wood flooring, both of which make laying flooring slightly easier, for even the most novice of DIY-ers.

There’s no denying that all of us look to take shortcuts when it comes to DIY around the house, whilst still ensuring the finished article looks sleek and elegant. Both tongue and groove flooring and click wood flooring have become popular acquisitions; however there are subtle differences between the two, and this simple guide aims to enlighten you, to help you choose the flooring which is best for your requirements.

Tongue and Groove:

Each piece of the wood flooring has both a tongue and a groove which enables individual slats to be inserted together to produce the final flooring. Due to the manner in which tongue and groove slats fit together, you will be required to use nails in each floorboard to keep it in place. It’s also advisable to use some adhesives as shrinkage could cause the slats to come apart.

Along with providing a tight fit, tongue and groove floors can be highly waterproof if treated correctly, meaning that it’ll look stunning and last for a number of years, wherever its installed within a building.

Click Wood:

Unlike tongue and groove flooring, click wood requires no other materials or tools; instead it rests on the top of a floor, similar to a floating floor.

Click wood flooring is a relatively new advance made within the flooring industry, but it has become highly popular for both commercial and domestic customers, due to the ease in which it can be installed and also its durability.

Each of these flooring types are guaranteed to looking stunning in both domestic properties who are looking for a contemporary feel, and offices who’ve recently undergone a make-over and are looking for a floor which will be able to withstand a heavy footfall.

If you’d like more information surrounding either tongue and groove, click wood flooring or any of the other flooring materials that are available at affordable prices and guarantee to look stunning, then contact your local flooring specialists.


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