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Tongue and Groove Panelling

Create beautiful wood walls with our selection of high-quality MDF tongue and groove wall panels. These grooved boards make it easy to achieve the rich, warm look of wood panelling without complex installation. Read More

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Tongue and Groove Wall Panelling

Tongue and groove panelling (commonly referred to as shiplap panelling) features vertical long and narrow v-shaped grooves that run parallel to each other. The grooves are cut into a sheet of MDF by us to imitate wood sheets that have been fitted seamlessly together. Tongue and Groove panelling offers a clean, uniform look with a subtle, linear texture. It is commonly used to create a rustic or Victorian-style ambience, but it can also be employed in modern or transitional designs for a sleek and timeless appeal. It is a popular choice for both residential and commercial applications, providing an elegant finish to any room.

At Cut My, we offer our tongue and groove panelling in both MDF and in Moisture Resistant MDF. Both of which are manufactured and designed to fit your exact needs. The materials are also lightweight, customisable and inexpensive which makes them easy to install. Our Moisture Resistant MDF option is ideal for bathrooms and kitchens where humidity levels can be higher. It is also easier to paint than standard MDF. The nature of shiplap tongue and groove panelling allows homeowners to personalise their panelling by painting them any colour they would like to create their desired effect.

Primarily used as a decorative feature in homes, tongue and groove panelling offers various applications across different areas of the house or in the shed. Its distinguishing feature is the long and narrow v-shaped grooves that create a uniform look with a subtle linear texture. It is a cost-effective option for those who would like to create aesthetically pleasing wall decor that resonates with the latest interior design trends - perfect for your Instagram content!

What sets us apart from other suppliers, is that we offer customisation on all of our products. We provide a kit that is cut to your desired size, ensuring a precise fit for your space. This saves you the hassle of having to cut the wood sheets yourself and creates a much easier installation process. Whether you are a professional tradesman or a keen DIYer, this kit will be ideal for you to transform your home or business! As long as you have the right tools (which you can also buy from us), you will receive everything you need to install your panelling. All of our Wall Panelling Kits come with a physical installation manual with detailed instructions and illustrations.

To further simplify your project, we offer a priming option for our wood sheets. With this option, the panels arrive ready to be painted, saving you valuable time and effort. Whether you have a specific colour scheme in mind or prefer a clean white finish, our primed tongue and groove panels can be easily customized to suit your design preferences. Both types of MDF will need to be primed before painting them a colour of your choice to ensure a clean and professional finish.

Painting V Groove

V Groove Panelling

V groove panelling

Wainscot Cap

There are plenty of possibilities to be creative with your tongue and groove panelling. At a Custom Height, you also have the option of adding a wainscotting cap which is placed above your V Grove Panelling. We offer two types of Dado Rail, one of which is Type A is a classical moulding style. When you choose our Type B Dado Rail style, the top of your V Groove panels will be chamfered and you will then place a piece of Moisture Resistant MDF (provided) above the panelling. This will create an additional horizontal groove at the top of your panelling. We also provide the option for you to add a Picture Shelf to the top of your V-Groove Panels. This will come at the same width as your Panelling and with triangular blocks which give the shelf some extra support. This comes in two depths of 80mm and 120mm and you can use it to display your favourite home decor!

dado rail A

dado type b

picture shelf


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In the bedroom, wooden tongue and groove panelling could be installed at a custom height using a rail cap as a unique-looking headboard. Alternatively, it could also be installed at full height as an accent wall which gives more depth and visual interest to the space.

Entry Way

In Entry Ways, such as the porch or just inside the front door, MDF tongue and groove panelling is often installed at custom height, paired with a rail cap or with coat hooks placed above the panelling. This creates a welcoming and organised space whilst incorporating a rustic or coastal aesthetic.



With our moisture-resistant option, you can install your panels in the bathroom and be reassured that their durability will protect your walls. Tongue and groove panelling is a functional and stylish solution when installed at half height with a rail cap. It can also add a striking effect as a full-height accent wall in a bathroom, creating a focal point for the room, or as a shower panel.



Our MDF tongue and groove panelling also suits kitchens well as an accent wall. Our paintable option enables homeowners to choose the colour and style to fit their kitchen design preferences.


For hallways, panels are typically installed at full height. Often, hallways are an overlooked space, but our shiplap tongue and groove panelling installed vertically can create an illusion of height and make the area feel more spacious.


Beyond walls, tongue and groove panelling can also be used as a decorative element on furniture pieces such as side tables or around a fireplace to add texture and visual interest to your furnishings.

Sheds and Summer Houses

Tongue and groove panelling is not limited just to the home. Your summer house, shed or even garage could benefit from this stylish and practical wall treatment, enhancing the overall aesthetics of the space. Please remember that this product is supposed to be installed inside as it is not weather resistant.

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There are really no interior design limitations when it comes to Tongue and Groove Panelling. We'd love to see what you do with them in your home. Tag @cutmy.uk on Instagram or Facebook. Include before and after photos and you could be featured in our regular Transformation Tuesdays.

Installing Tongue and Groove Panelling

It couldn't be simpler to install your Tongue and Groove panelling. Everything is cut to size for you so all you have to do is apply adhesive and stick to the wall. Here are some simple steps for installation, however, your order will come with a more detailed physical instruction manual to help you out!

If you have a large space to panel, you may have received multiple panels to fit together. You can lay them out on the floor to familiarise yourself with how they will be arranged on the wall.

Step 1: Prep your space

Please ensure your space has a clean, smooth, flat wall before applying your wall panels. Put your Dust Sheets on the floor beneath the wall you are panelling to protect your flooring.

Step 2: Apply to the wall

With your Caulking Gun, apply a snaking line of Adhesive to the back of the panel and adhere it to the wall. Make sure to use a Spirit Level to make sure that it is straight. Then apply pressure as you push the panel board firmly to the wall. If you have multiple panels to put up, repeat this step until all of your panelling is on the wall. We suggest going from left to right.

Step 3: Caulk

Using the Caulking Gun, apply Caulk to the edges of your panels to fill any gaps. If your wall is not completely straight, you may find that your panelling seems to come away from the wall slightly, so caulk can act as a paintable filler. Use a Filling Knife to smooth the Caulk out and wait for it all to dry.

Step 4: Prime and paint

If you have chosen for us to pre-prime your panelling, then now it is ready for you to paint. If not, you will now need to prime your panelling yourself and wait for it to dry before you then paint it. Once everything is dry. You are free to clean up and enjoy your new panelling!

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