Solid hardwood flooring is installed with the standard tongue-and-groove/nailed down installation. However, doing it well requires a particular skill, is more detailed, and often takes a little longer.

It shouldn't be confused with the click-and-lock mechanisms associated with floating floors. While these are similar, they are not traditional tongue-and-groove techniques.

What is wood flooring tongue-and-groove?


Every plank has two sides. One has a protrusion (the tongue), and the other has slats (the groove),
They fit together to form a mat. Then the corners are nailed down, and several coats of finish and stain are applied.

What are the advantages to this?


It adds to the beauty of your solid hardwood flooring installation. The whole purpose is to eliminate vertical movements between adjoining boards.

A tongue-and-groove makes for a tight seam and doesn't require much nailing or gluing. As a result, you will not see gaps or nails sticking out when the material contracts.

The tongue-and-groove does allow for a little horizontal movement, however. That means you won't always see cupping and crowning when the material expands.

Many say the installation is as necessary as the actual product. We couldn't agree more.

Come into our hardwood flooring company to learn more about our expert, craftsman-like installations. They have everything to do with the appearance of your floor.

The best flooring experience in Frankenmuth, MI


At Worden Interiors, we know how difficult it can be to find the just-right flooring for your home. Therefore, we carry a complete inventory of hardwood flooring from some top brands, including Bruce, Mohawk, Mullican, Bella Cera, etc.

We have decades of experience and knowledgeable staff who will guide you to the right one. We work with homeowners and businesses in Birch Run, Vassar, and Caro.