Unfinished Flooring Blanks
Converting flooring blanks into tongue and groove flooring involves precision machining. First, the blanks are passed through a jointer to create a flat edge. Then, a specialized milling machine cuts a groove into one side and a tongue on the opposite side of each plank. These interlocking profiles allow the planks to fit snugly together during installation, ensuring a stable and seamless floor surface. The depth and dimensions of the tongue and groove are crucial for a tight, secure fit, so precise measurements and cutting are essential to achieve a well-finished product. After this milling process, the flooring is often sanded, finished, and prepared for packaging and distribution.