Types of Shiplap Cladding

Types of Shiplap Cladding

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So you want to install some shiplap in your home, but aren’t sure what kind of shiplap look is right for you. We created a simple breakdown so you can learn the functional and aesthetic differences between three popular board profiles.

 Square Edge Shiplap and Nickel Gap Shiplap

UFP-Edge square edge shiplap cladding planks

Shiplap boards are square edge boards with a rabbeted edged. This rabbeted edge allows the boards to overlap and fit together snuggly with almost no gaps. However, if you desire some spacing between the boards a nickel gap shiplap board allows overlapping with space between. 

  • Available in a variety of UFP-Edge pre-finished colors and styles
  • Easy to install
  • Custom paint or stain can be applied to surface
  • Can be installed in almost any room in the house

View our UFP-Edge Square Edge Shiplap page for more information, or check out our accent walls page for more color and style options.

Tongue and Groove

UFP-Edge tongue and groove cladding planks

Tongue and groove boards feature a lipped (tongue) edge and a grooved edge. This allows the boards to tightly interlock. When installed on a wall or ceiling, these boards look almost identical to regular shiplap boards. 

  • Custom paint or stain can be applied to surface
  • Can be installed in almost any room in the house or outdoors
  • Great for ceilings

View our UFP-Edge Tongue and Groove page for more information.

Eased Edge (V-groove) Shiplap

UFP-Edge eased edge cladding planks

Similar to square edge shiplap boards, eased edge boards feature a slanted rabbeted edge that allows the boards to overlap. This overlap creates a small v-groove between the boards.

  • Custom paint or stain can be applied to surface
  • Can be installed in almost any room in the house or outdoors

View our UFP-Edge Eased Edge Shiplap page for more information.

UFP-Edge types of shiplap installation