Plywood comes in handy for a wide variety of furnishing construction jobs in homes. Want to divide a large room into two with a wooden partition, or build a new shelf for your collection of books? Relatively inexpensive compared to other options, yet highly durable and good looking, plywood can be the perfect choice of material for home projects. The one thing you should be concerned about is that the right kind of plywood is used for each construction work. Here are some of the different types of plywood that might help you:
Green Marine water resistant Plywood
This type of plywood is especially made to withstand prolonged exposure to high quantities of moisture. These plywood’s are specially treated to become water proof or moisture resistant plywood. If you want a shower stall with wooden panels, a partition in the middle of a room, or a kitchen table, marine grade plywood is an excellent choice. It also works great if you want to build railings for a balcony.
Plywood for Exterior application
This plywood works exceptionally well for external construction work. Whether you want wooden handrails on staircases outside your home, or want to build wooden railings on a balcony, this plywood might be just what you need. Hardy and moisture resistant, this plywood also looks great and is sure to draw admiration from neighbors.
Fire resistant plywood
This type of plywood is usually made of multiple sheets of hardwood veneer coated with phenolic resin and a fire retardant chemical solution. The sheets are glued together by a BWR grade adhesive. The resultant plywood is highly resistant to fire and comes in handy for construction work in places where people may need to work with fire, such as the kitchen.
Boiling water-proof plywood
As the name suggests, this type of plywood can withstand large amounts of moisture and even boiling water and steam. That makes it great for use in bathroom doors and panels of shower stalls.
Most types of plywood need some basic care to last for a long time. First off, avoid mixing types of plywood in construction works, as different varieties tend to expand and contract differently with changes in seasons. This can cause damage to your construction. Also, be sure to note where the different varieties of plywood are supposed to be used. If you use a regular plywood for exterior construction work, the lifespan of the resultant construction will be significantly reduced. Also, make sure that plywood never comes directly in contact with soil, as this can greatly increase the risk of termite infestation in the wood.
Lastly, be sure to only buy plywood manufactured by leading plywood companies like us. That way, you get products that are guaranteed against manufacturing defects and the prices are always reasonable. What’s more, if you are unable to find time to visit a local store, you can shop for plywood online from our website. So, what are you waiting for?