What is a groove joint?
a joint between two boards in which a raised area on the edge of one board fits into a corresponding groove in the edge of the other to produce a flush surface.
What is V joint tongue-and-groove?
Tongue and groove joints allow two wood planks to be joined strongly together to make a single flat surface and conceal the effect of wood shrinkage. “Tongue and groove” is often abbreviated as T&G. Each piece has a slot (the groove) cut all along one edge, and a thin, deep ridge (the tongue) on the opposite edge.
Is tongue-and-groove stronger?
A tongue-and-groove is stronger than simple butt joints due to the increased gluing surface and mechanical interlocking of the two mating pieces. As a bonus, the tongue also serves to perfectly align the workpieces during the glue-up for a smooth surface.
Does tongue and groove need glue?
The recommended glue for floating installation is Tongue and Groove engineered flooring glue. Glue placement is very important. The glue must be placed along the topside of the groove the full length of the grooved side and end.
What are the disadvantages of a tongue and groove joint?
The single disadvantage might be that the joint is visible from the end of the panel. The tongue-and-groove joint is often used to form wider panels from narrower boards, such as when forming table tops, doors, or architectural paneling. It’s also widely used for strip flooring.
What are the 3 key advantages of a tongue and groove joint?
The primary advantage of a tongue and groove joint is its stability. Flat surfaces receive strong support because it offers three strength layers where it joins. This type of wood joinery also provides a lot of area for adhesives. The larger the area you can apply the wood glue stronger the bond will be.
Does the tongue or groove go against the wall?
Which to Install First. Which side is the tongue, which the groove, and which goes first during installation? The tongue is the side that you will want to place against the wall as you start your laminate-flooring installation.