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What are Tongue and Groove Wall Panels?

What are Tongue and Groove Wall Panels?

Tongue and groove wall panels are fast becoming the wall covering of choice for many homeowners. Available in myriad designs, these wall panels are hard wearing and an affordable alternative to traditional tile.

This blog looks at the many benefits of using tongue and groove wall panels and where they can be used around the home.

How the Tongue and Groove Interlocking System Works

A tongue and groove style of wall panel features a tongue along one edge of the panel and a groove along the opposite edge. The tongue of one panel then slots into the groove of the adjacent panel during installation. This ‘jigsaw’ type of design makes it easy to install the wall panels yourself, rather than having to employ the services of a professional.

Benefits of Tongue and Groove Wall Panels

Whilst tongue and groove wall panels can be made from a variety of different materials, our wall panels are made from high quality PVC. This means they are extremely durable and lightweight, making them easier to handle during the installation process. As mentioned above, the design of tongue and groove panels also helps to make them very simple to install.

Where to Use Tongue and Groove Wall Panels

Tongue and groove wall panels can be used throughout your home. As they are 100% waterproof, they are particularly ideal for those areas with high levels of condensation such as bathrooms, kitchens and ensuites. But the myriad designs available, from traditional tile and opulent marble to contemporary concrete and warm wood, means they blend beautifully into any space.


PVC tongue and groove wall panels are 100% waterproof making them the perfect choice for bathrooms. Bathroom wall panels do not require any grout during the installation process, making them easy to maintain. Combined, this makes wall panels one of the most hygienic wall covering option available.


As above, tongue and groove wall panels are ideal for use in rooms with high moisture levels, such as kitchens. Easy to install and even easier to clean, these panels are ideal for use around sinks, behind hobs and around food preparation areas. The wide variety of designs and colours available also means you can choose a panel that perfectly complements your kitchen.


Tongue and groove wall panels work perfectly in hallways. They are easy to clean, so you do not have to worry about wet coats or muddy feet leaving dirty marks, and are lightweight making them extremely easy to install even in the largest of hallways. They also add a layer of additional insulation to the walls, helping to keep your hallway warm.


Offices must have hard working interiors which can withstand daily knocks and bumps – and tongue and groove wall panels are perfectly suited to such an environment. Hard wearing, durable, and long lasting, wall panels are the ideal addition to any office. They are also extremely stylish, helping to produce a creative and positive atmosphere.

How to Install Tongue and Groove Wall Panels

As mentioned above, tongue and groove wall panels are very easy to install. However, there are a few hints and tips we can offer that will make the process a lot simpler. Visit our blog on How to install Tongue and Groove Wall Panels for more guidance.

Hopefully this blog has given you an overview of the many benefits of choosing tongue and groove wall panels for your home, but if you have any queries, call our expert team today on 0800 22 77 77 for a no obligation chat

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