Shiplap vs Beadboard: 5 Important Differences You Must Know

by Nancy Adams

Are you fond of the classic wooden look? Perhaps you’ve gone through photos of many interiors and want to renovate your home with wood panels. But what are the options available out there? When I was choosing wood panels for my home, I realized there are many choices, with shiplap panels and beadboards being the top two ones.

Shiplaps are wooden panels used on ceilings, walls and floors. Beadboards are used for the same purpose but their surface is textured, compared to the flat shiplap panels.

1. The texture

Do you prefer a flat surface or a textured one?

Shiplap panels have a flat surface, whereas beadboards have a textured touch.

2. Visual appearance

Beadboards have the a striped appearance that shiplaps don't!

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By Nancy Adams

Carpet and Rug World Founder

I'm Nancy and I love Home Decor! When I got married I wanted my home to look as amazing as possible. I read and read and read about home decor. And although I found some very helpful information, I hardly found anything regarding Carpets and Rugs. I learned so much I wanted to share everything I know with the whole world!

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I'm Nancy and I love Home Decor! When I got married I wanted my home to look as amazing as possible. I read and read and read about home decor. And although I found some very helpful information, I hardly found anything regarding Carpets and Rugs. I learned so much I wanted to share everything I know with the whole world!

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