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What are the Different Types of Plywood Available in the Market?

What are the Different Types of Plywood Available in the Market? - CenturyPly

If you take a look around the house, you will notice that almost every furniture is made with plywood. Plywood is one of the most popular choices of building materials, preferred around the globe by professionals like interior designers, architects, contractors and homeowners alike.  

Plywood is made of cross- bonded core veneers and panel veneers, glued together under high heat and pressure to make a consolidated sheet that can be fashioned into different plywood elements, depending on the need. It has become indispensable, especially in the building and furnishing solutions industry. Therefore, it is wise to know all the important information about the different types of plywood available in the market and their possible applications.


1. MR Grade Plywood

What are the Different Types of Plywood Available in the Market? - CenturyPly

The first among the different types of plywood is perhaps the most widely known variant,  MR grade plywood. MR grade plywood is also known as moisture resistant grade plywood. It shows a good amount of resistance against moisture and humidity as it is treated with resins such as formaldehyde but MR plywood should ideally be avoided in areas that experience prolonged exposure to moisture, such as the kitchen or the bathroom. Reputed plywood manufacturing companies offer borer and termite proof MR grade plywood, owing to the specific preservative treatment given to it during the manufacturing process. Its ideal use is in interiors, such as furniture, cabinets, and shelves.

Because of the many benefits it offers and its affordable price, it is used widely for commercial projects such as schools, hospitals, restaurants, offices, etc. That is why it is commonly called commercial plywood.

If you are looking  for a strong, durable and water-resistant plywood, CenturyPly’s MR grade plywood range is the one for you!

Recommended Plywood:

CenturyPly WIN MR - CenturyPly WIN MR is made from imported seasoned hardwood and bonded with melamine formaldehyde under computer controlled temperature so that they offer multiple advantages at a very reasonable cost.

2. BWR Grade Plywood

The BWR here stands for boiling water resistant. The adhesive used in BWR grade plywood is phenol formaldehyde. Due to its considerably high resistance to water, this plywood is great for interior use. It is more expensive than MR grade plywood.

3. BWP Grade Plywood

What are the Different Types of Plywood Available in the Market? - CenturyPly

BWP grade plywood refers to Boiling Water Proof. It has superior waterproof and weather protection that makes it the most preferable plywood. It derives its bonding strength from the use of powerful adhesives – such as phenolic glue. It finds its application in places where there is direct and prolonged exposure to water like the kitchen, dining table, bathrooms, offices and more. The price of BWP grade plywood is a notch above BWR plywood since it is longer-lasting and applicable in a lot of places. It provides great value for money as it is completely borer & termite proof, covered under warranty and therefore, lasts for a long time.

If you are looking for a type of plywood that can withstand prolonged exposure to water without showing any signs of damage, then CenturyPly’s BWP plywood range is just what you need. Bring home the premium waterproof plywood from CenturyPly, today!

Recommended Plywood:

    a) CenturyPly Architect Ply - Architect Ply is a premium product from the house of CenturyPly. It is made from exclusive hardwood     species bonded with BWP grade synthetic resin. This, clubbed with the revolutionary GLP technology, makes it 100% borer and     termite proof. It also undergoes pre-pressing that ensures homogeneous spread of moisture and adhesive, thus making it warp     free. Besides having a higher face thickness and no core gaps, this product comes with a lifetime warranty.

    b) CenturyPly Club Prime - Upgrade from MR grade plywood to BWP grade plywood with CenturyPly Club Prime. Made with     unique GLP, it has complete protection from borer & termite with a 25 year warranty against any damages caused by them.

When it comes to choosing a construction material for renovation or new projects of building homes and offices, the most common choice that everyone goes for is plywood. While plywood is the perfect material to go for, it is important that you choose the right kind. To explore and buy different types of plywood, visit our EShop today: https://www.centuryply.com/eshop/ 

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