Larch Tongue and Groove cladding is a great option when looking to clad your buildings and outdoor spaces. With similar properties to larch shiplap, it’s the exemplary board to create a uniformed and streamlined appearance which can be installed both vertically and horizontally. This is due to the profile and the way in which the boards fit together. There is a groove side to the board in which the tongue interlocks creating a seamless finish. Most types of cladding are versatile, and these boards are no different as they can be fitted both indoors and outdoors. You may wish to use them indoors on bathroom walls, kitchen walls or to create a feature wall in your diner. Not only do they look great but also the sweet, crisp aromas add a different dimension. In terms of exteriorly, playhouses, sheds, garages, and homes are all suitable options. The boards create a watertight structure and add security to buildings whilst helping to increase the energy efficiency due to good thermal conductivity properties.
We have Larch Tongue and Groove available in both Siberian Larch and Homegrown. The Siberian larch is a very durable timber with a high density, perfect for exterior applications such as sheds, garages, and homes. The colours range from brown tones to pale yellow and eventually turning to a silvery grey after long periods of exposure to the sun. The homegrown larch is a more cost-effective option to cladding but does not compromise in quality. Its susceptible to more knots and small defects such as tight grains but that only adds to the charm and appearance making it one of our most popular timbers and cladding here at Ruby. A sustainable timber that is often fast grown in Devon and therefore considerably reduces our Carbon Footprint. Both types of larch tongue and groove offer slightly different characteristics but are great materials that we highly recommend.
When you buy our Larch tongue and groove boards, we want them to last for you so you can enjoy them for years to come. To help do that, we strongly advise and recommend using Osmo UV Larch Protection oil to preserve and protect the boards. 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 either Tongue-tite® Plus screws or 50mm nails available to secure the boards together and to the battens.