Popular Wood Choices for Tongue and Groove Ceilings

Popular Wood Choices for Tongue and Groove Ceilings

Whether you’re looking to achieve a modern or rustic aesthetic in your interior design scheme, a tongue and groove (T&G) ceiling can help you bring your vision to life. At Volterra, we can assist with this process. Before you get started on your T&G ceiling, you need to choose what it will be made of. Here is a quick look at the different options you have:

Hemlock Natural Wood

If you’re looking for an economical T&G ceiling option, then hemlock is a good choice. This type of wood is lightweight and easy to work with, making it a popular choice among DIYers. Hemlock also takes paint and stain well, so you can customize the look of your T&G ceiling to match your décor.

white wood ceiling
ceiling beams living room

Fir Natural Wood

Fir is another fantastic tongue and groove ceiling option for those on a budget. It’s lightweight and easy to work with — perfect! You can also paint or stain it whatever color you want without worrying about the finish rubbing off after time has passed; this will give your room exactly what they were looking for in just one look!

White Oak Natural Wood

For a more durable T&G ceiling, white oak is a good choice. This hardwood is resistant to rot and insect damage, making it a good choice for areas where there is a higher risk of moisture or pests. White oak is also more difficult to work with than softer woods, so it’s best to leave the installation to professionals.

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dark wood ceiling beams

Poplar Natural Wood

The beautiful grain of poplar wood makes it a popular choice for tongue and groove ceilings. It’s similar in durability to white oak, but easier on your tools because its colors don’t run when stained or painted too heavily — giving you total control over how much color will show through from start!

Alder Natural Wood

Alder is a softwood that is often used for T&G ceilings. At Volterra, we have two Alder variations to choose from: superior and knotty. The more knots an alder board has, the more rustic it is. Meanwhile, smoother surfaces can be found in superior alder boards where there are fewer wood fibers present on the surface. When choosing between the two, also consider paint or stain applications. With fewer wood fibers, superior boards don’t reflect as much light due to their lack of patterning.

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No matter what type of wood you choose for your T&G ceiling, Volterra can help you materialize your dream. We have a wide variety of T&G ceiling options to choose from, so you’re sure to find the perfect one for your home or business. Contact us today to learn more about our tongue and groove ceiling options or to place an order.

5 Creative Ways to Decorate With Shiplap

5 Creative Ways to Decorate With Shiplap

Have you always wanted to add shiplap to your home but didn’t know where to start? Shiplap can be used in a variety of ways to add character and charm to your space. Homeowners love shiplap because it’s a relatively simple way to make a big impact in your home. 

At Volterra Architectural Products, our real wood tongue and groove product is great for use on walls and makes it easy to achieve the modern shiplap look. Plus, they come in a variety of textures and finishes, so you can find the perfect look for your space. If you’re looking for inspiration on how to use shiplap in your home, check out these four creative ways to decorate with shiplap.

Create A Modern Shiplap Accent Wall

One of the most popular ways to use shiplap is to create an accent wall. Accent walls are a great way to add visual interest to a room without overwhelming it. You can use shiplap to create an accent wall in any room of your home, including the living room, bedroom, or dining room. You can paint your shiplap accent wall any color you want, or keep it natural for a more rustic look. Either way, a shiplap-style accent wall is a great way to make a statement in your home.

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Beautiful room with a faux wood plank ceiling

Update Your Fireplace 

If you have a fireplace, shiplap is the perfect way to update it. This is a great way to add a touch of elegance to your space without having to do a complete renovation. Simply add it to the surrounding area of your fireplace for a quick and easy update. You can either install it horizontally or vertically, depending on your preference. If you have a modern fireplace, we recommend installing the product in a vertical orientation  to create a sleek and stylish look.

Create a Headboard

A headboard can serve as a focal point in your bedroom and adding shiplap can give it a modern and unique look.  Be sure to measure your bed before you start so that your headboard is the right size. Depending on your preference and aesthetic of the room the headboard will be added to, you can finish the wood with a stain, paint or sealant. You could also add decorative details such as sconces, and fabric or even use different types of wood to create a pattern. 

Wood plank headboard in a master bedroom

Use It In the Kitchen

Shiplap in the kitchen is a common trend that is here to stay. This is a great way to add character and charm to your kitchen without breaking the bank. Product can be used on the backsplash, on the island, or even on the walls. Be sure to choose a finish that goes with your existing kitchen décor. For a modern look, try using a lighter-colored option. If you’re looking for something more rustic, go for a darker finish.


Add to Ceiling

One of the most popular ways to use shiplap is on the ceiling. This is a great way to add architectural interest to your space. While Volterra’s tongue and groove product is ideal for wall installation, our faux wood planks are designed for ceilings and replicate the look of shiplap. If you have exposed faux wood beams in your home, you can also use faux wood planks to accentuate them and create the beloved shiplap look.

We hope you found these four creative ways to use shiplap helpful. If you want to add the look of shiplap to your home in an easy and cost-effective way, Volterra’s faux wood planks are the perfect solution. Browse faux wood planks today.