Finlandia‘s Paneling Exceeds The Industry’s Standards

Finlandia’s 1″x 4″ T&G paneling makes a difference!

Unlike our competitors, we advertise our wood thickness and we deliver what we advertise. We exceed the industry’s standard of ½”x 4″-we have used 1″x 4″ since 1964.

FINLANDIA’S 1″x 4″ BOARD has a small v joint pattern. The 3/32″ v joint gives a neat appearance and allows the larger shoulder to hide nails or fasteners. The ¼” tongue allows fastening without splitting. Our 1″x 4″ board has the highest R value, greatest heat retention, and does not require plywood backing for added strength. Our material is 50% to 100% vertical grain.

COMPETITOR’S 5/8″x 4″ BOARD has a profile pattern which is common in knotty spruce European Saunas. Boards must be undercut with grooves to help prevent cupping and warping. This pattern leaves a valley between boards which cannot hide nails-there is also lower R value. Boards are almost 100% flat grain.

COMPETITOR’S ½”x 4″ BOARD has a reverse v pattern (v on both sides) which creates a small 1/8″ tongue. The small shoulder will not easily hide nails or fasteners and the tongue and shoulder can split when nailing. The thinner board has a lower R value and natural shrinkage at the groove will allow some heat loss. ½”x 4″ boards can be flat or wide grain with some vertical grain and should be backed with plywood for additional strength and R value.