Barnwood Flooring Joints

EnVue flooring is available with three types of joints: tongue and groove, shiplap, and butt (straight-cut).

Wood joinery is accomplished by marrying two pieces of wood into a single joint.  Each wood joint has its own advantages and disadvantages. 

  • Tongue and Groove - This type of flooring is easy to install, fits snugly together, and creates a seamless-looking floor.  The planks are joined together by simply inserting the tongue into the groove.  Tongue and groove flooring, however, can be trickier to repair, since the planks are usually glued or nailed together, and the planks harder to remove due to the tongues .  Repairing tongue and groove flooring can be trickier if the board is in the middle of the floor, usually requiring several pieces of flooring to be removed to gain access.

  • Shiplap - Like tongue and groove flooring, shiplap flooring is easy to install.  Shiplap flooring is joined by simply overlapping rabbet joints.  Repairs are generally easy to make since the planks can easily be removed.

  • Butt - Straight-cut planks are joined by butt joints, meaning the planks abut one another.  There are no grooves that connect the planks together.  This type of flooring is easy to install, but requires nails to fasten each plank to the floor.  One of the great advantages of straight-cut plank flooring with butt joints is it can be designed to provide a custom, rustic look.