An Overview on Plywood

An Overview on Plywood


Many people don’t know what plywood is or what benefits it offers. Plywood is a versatile building material used for both interior as well as exterior surfaces. It provides an excellent foundation for homes and commercial buildings owing to the fact that it is so durable. The better the quality of the wood, the better the Plywood.

Most established brands offer a period of warranty for their products, which reassure you in the event that there is something wrong with the plywood you purchase. This wood is used for a wide range of interior and exterior applications as internal paneling. Some other uses of plywood are to make furniture like cupboards, kitchen cabinets, tables, packaging, shutters and more.

Which wood is ply made of?  

Plywood is an engineered wood that is created from either softwood, hardwood, or both. The most popular types of hardwoods used are eucalyptus, poplar and gurjan.Popularly used softwood are Douglas fir, redwood, cedar, and more.  Plywood is an engineered wood that is made by cross bonded alternate layers of core veneers and panel veneers that are glued together with formaldehyde resins. A face veneer is pressed at the top of the plywood to give it a good finish. Plywoods are manufactured through multiple pressing processes to give the sheet the proper strength, durability and bonding.

Benefits of plywood 

Plywood can be tailored to meet an extensive range of applications—Moisture Resistant plywood is popularly used in making furniture for commercial buildings due to their strength as well as affordable pricing. MR grade plywood though, cannot be used in wet areas of the house or commercial space. For such places,  Boling Waterproof (BWP) grade plywood is used. BWP grade plywood was especially formulated to be waterproof and can safely be used in the kitchen, bathroom, restaurants, hospitals and so on without the fear of water damage.

Many trustworthy manufacturers like CenturyPly treat their plywood with special chemicals that turn them 100% borer & termite proof, saving you a lot of trouble over the years. Moreover, there are also fire-retardant plywood available that are very useful in fire-prone areas or in the event of an unfortunate incident.

In Conclusion

Plywood is used in almost every corner of a house.If you are thinking of renovating your house or building a new one, it would prove to be fruitful for you to choose plywood as one of the main materials to make your interiors. Plywood will not only impart strength, durability and resilience to them but also allow you creative freedom to infuse plywood elements in imaginative ways into your home.

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