We are sure you have noticed how popular the shiplap look is right now. Shiplap is a a type of wooden board that has great durability. It was originally used on sheds, barns and other rustic buildings. Adding some shiplap to your space not only adds some texture and beauty but also visual interest and dimension. You can add shiplap to a kitchen, bathroom, fireplace, bedroom, dining room, laundry the possibilities are endless.
- Traditional shiplap has a rabbet (groove) cut into the top and bottom so they can rest on top of each other and overlap.This creates the look of boards slightly overlapping. When placed together it forms channels between the boards that give them their distinctive look.
- MDF (medium density fiberboard) tongue and groove these boards join together and interlock. This mimics shiplap but its channels are not as deep and the boards sit on top of one another. MDF will be more affordable than real wood
- MDF planks or basic wood. When choosing this material use tile spacers to space the wood out. The most common space is 1/16" (about the thickness of a nickel) or for more contrast use 1/8"
When installing shiplap you can nail into drywall. Then add the baseboard and the crown molding. Lastly, paint. We recommend spraying the shiplap this creates a smooth and even finish.
Here are just a few of our favorite looks!