Tongue And Groove

What is Tongue And Groove

Definition of Tongue And Groove in Construction

The term tongue and groove is used in the construction industry in many different scenarios. Basically the term means that there is a projection of a material, such as wood, and a receiving groove on the opposing side of the next piece of the assembly. This projection is installed within the groove during the installation and the application is secure and strong. The term, tongue and groove can be used for metal, wood, plastic, vinyl or even masonry products. Basically a tongue and groove assembly is a male, female connection that can be applied to all construction products, when the strength and the stability of the assembly is achieved by inserting a projection into an opposing groove.