Part of our cladding range is Home grown Western Red and Canadian Western Red Cedar Tongue and Groove Boards. With similar properties to our Cedar shiplap, it’s the perfect board to create a uniformed, streamlined look which can be either installed vertically or horizontally depending on your preference. With most types of cladding being versatile, these tongue and groove boards are no different and can be used both indoors and outdoors, for interior walls and exterior buildings such as playhouses, sheds and summer houses. The boards fit together through an interlocking system, with numerous boards joining together securely to make a combined surface, adding security and increasing weather protection. The Home-Grown Cedar Tongue and Groove boards will have a slightly paler tone of red and brown and known to have more knots within them. They will also have an open grain increasing the rustic appearance of each board which in many cases, people prefer as it adds character to their project. The Canadian western red cedar boards will be much darker and have rich, red and brown colours with a smooth and planed finish.
When you buy your Cedar tongue and groove boards with us, or any type of cladding for that matter, we want you to enjoy them for many years to come. To help do that, we advise you to preserve and protect your boards by using Osmo UV Cedar Protection oil and should be applied to each board before being fixed and cladded to the wall. The natural oil-based preservative helps keep the colours of the wood by using pigments which optimally match the natural colours of the board. It’s a water and dirt resistant preservative that regulates moisture levels within the boards whilst allowing the board to breath creating a finish that doesn’t crack, flake, peel or blister. When going to fit your boards, it’s important to create a solid and level foundation to build from. Therefore, you want to make sure that your lower boards are completely level and stable so that when you get to installing the higher boards, it’s an easy job and you can follow the board below. To help with the process, Ruby have 50mm nails available to secure the boards together and to the battens.
Hopefully this has given you some more information regarding our cedar tongue and groove and the differences between the two types of cedar. If after reading this, you decide that cedar tongue and groove isn’t right for you, make sure to check out our whole wide range of cladding that we have available as were sure well be able to cater for you. After all, we want you to have the right cladding and a design that you can be proud of. If you have any more questions or queries regarding this, don’t hesitate to contact our sales team on 01409 231763 and they will be happy to help.