tongue and groove


Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.
Related to tongue and groove: tongue and groove joint

tongue and groove

[′təŋ ən ′grüv]
(design engineering)
A joint in which a projecting rib on the edge of one board fits into a groove in the edge of another board.
References in periodicals archive ?
A rear staircase leads down to the origi-under, storage shelving, tongue and groove stripped wood panelling to one wall, and a Steps lead up to the kitchen, which has stripped dresser, Belfast sink, tongue and the Aga.
Lifting a floorboard that was previously held down by a tongue and groove side joint usually involves cutting off at least one of the side joints.
If the tongue and groove is in your bathroom or kitchen, you need to paint or varnish it as soon as possible to prevent stains and water damage.
To cut a piece of tongue and groove, first score it with a craft knife and metal ruler, then cut it with a hand saw (or a jigsaw If the tongue and groove is in your bathroom or kitchen, you need to paint or varnish it as soon as possible to prevent stains and water damage.
Tongue and groove is best confined to one feature wall or all the walls, but only up to dado-rail height, otherwise the room can look like a sauna, and it must be waterproofed properly in bathrooms and kitchens.
If the plaster to which you're attaching the tongue and groove is unstable, you need to hack it back to the block or brickwork (unless it's a stud wall) or at least remove the crumbling sections and then patch plaster to provide a level, even surface to work on.
The Reading branch has provided materials ranging from tongue and groove chipboard, to bespoke products used in set construction for the past three years.
For me, a tongue and groove floor is better for sound than just panels of veneered wood on a frame.
Inevitably, some material would still need to be brought up, but the bulk of the framing lumber, flooring and tongue and groove paneling can be finished within the community.
The tongue and groove seat to body retention method is said to be the most advanced design in the industry, facilitating field replacement.
Timber sized wood framing, thick tongue and groove wood floors, large steel roof trusses and exterior cladding of antique bricks and stone, become natural assets in the redevelopment of an existing structure.
With corner repair, the tried and true technique of tongue and groove joinery used in woodworking and cabinetmaking was the solution.