Sheet materials are versatile wood panels manufactured from solid or recycled timber and bonded together with an adhesive. They are used in almost all forms of construction, interior designs, structural and non-structural projects—sheet materials wood made of timber particles in the form of fibres, veneers, and staves.
Wood-based sheet materials are famous for their cost-effectiveness and are commonly used in:
- Furniture making
- Flooring application
- Wall sheathing
- They vary in forms and are produced in different properties and grades to suit the specific purpose and various standards.
OSB or oriented strand board is a durable wood-based panel widely used in wall, floor, and roof sheathing applications. Excellent shear strength is achieved by a layered manufacturing method. It is significantly less expensive than plywood. Therefore it is sometimes used as a cost-effective alternative.
Plywood is a sheet material made of wood veneers bonded together with adjacent layers, where the wood grain is rotated up to 90% to one another. The plywood products are divided into four groups; interior & exterior, structural and marine, where each group is designed for specific applications. The boards are mainly used in flooring, roofing, wall and hard boarding. They are increasingly stable, resilient, and offer high strength to weight ratio and chemical resistance.
Chipboard is also known as Particleboard. It is the most popular timber panel, and the most cost-effective building material. It is made of wood chips cut to specific dimensions and glued together to form the board in layers. Particleboard predominantly is used in wall and ceiling lining, cabinet making, and other general-purpose joinery