Wood veneer

Submitted by brightbai on Wed, 05/11/2016 - 08:58

Wood veneer can express the natures’ beauty and diversity, as an interior product lends itself to numerous applications in our living and working environment for example, stylish furniture, decorative wood wallpaper or wood veneered flooring.

You can find wood veneer in more than 140 different wood species. The thickness varies between 0.5 and 0.8 mm depending on the used wood specie.

With the numerous imitations available, it is not always easy for the consumer todistinguish the difference between the natural product and the copy. The texture, which for every piece of veneer is unique, the distinctive colour, the warmth, the possibilities to repair or renovate … these are only a limited number of the properties by which the natural product can be distinguished from the imitation.

Veneer Wood Sheets

A wood veneer sheet is a thin piece of wood which is produced by peeling, slicing or sawing a log or flitch. Wood veneer sheets can be used in kitchen cabinets, furniture, millwork, decorative boxes, and many other types of wood items.

Types of veneer wood sheets

Flexible Wood Veneers Flexible wood veneers are ideal for curved surfaces because they are more flexible and less likely to crack. Flexible wood veneer sheets come with a variety of backings including; paper, phenolic (plastic), wood, foil and cloth. Paper backed veneers tend to be more flexible than phenolic backings.

Two-Ply Wood Veneer Two-ply wood veneers are composed of two wood veneers that are bonded together with the wood grain running perpendicular (90 degree angle) to one another. The result is a more dimensionally stable product that minimizes the wood veneer’s tendency to expand and contract. It is also less likely to crack or break than a raw wood veneer.

Pressure Sensitive Wood Veneer Also called: PSA Veneer, Pressure Sensitive Adhesive, Self Adhesive Wood Veneer, Peel and Stick Wood VeneerA pressure sensitive adhesive veneer is a wood veneer that has had a pressure sensitive adhesive applied to its back surface. These veneers do not require additional glues or adhesives and are a good choice if speed and convenience are most important.

Raw Wood Veneer Raw wood veneer (with no backing) is the most common type of wood veneer available. It can be applied directly to a variety of substrates (particleboard, MDF, etc.) by using either a vacuum press or clamping press. Raw wood veneers are considerably less expensive than the backed veneers and are available in practically any type of wood specie and grain pattern.

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