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What Are The Different Types Of Plywood Available In India?

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Types of plywood in India

  ● Hardwood plywood

  ● Softwood plywood

  ● Sanded plywood

  ● Structural plywood

  ● Decorative Plywood

  ● Blockboard Plywood

Range Of Plywoods Available At CenturyPly

  ● MR Grade Plywood

  ● BWR Grade Plywood

  ● BWP Grade Plywood

Types of Plywood

If you take a look around the house, or your office you will notice that almost every furniture is made with plywood. The different types of Plywood in India is one of the most popular choices of building materials, preferred around the globe by professionals like interior designers, architects, contractors and homeowners alike. Various types of plywood serve distinct purposes, but the core of this humble material remains the same, making it the first choice for all your furniture needs.

But there’s a catch. The internal strength, durability and quality of all types of plywood in India depends largely on the process by which it is manufactured. Thus, it is always recommended to make your purchase decision after a thorough research of reliable brands in the market. Before getting into different types of plywood available in India, let’s first understand the manufacturing process. 

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. The choice of raw materials, such as the source of wood and adhesive used, and the number of piles defines the fineness of plywood. It has now become indispensable, especially in the building and furnishing solutions industry. 

Keep reading to know all the important information about the different types of plywood in the Indian market and their possible applications, to make a wise choice:


The furniture industry is blooming and so are the various types of design needs. However, plywood plays the most important role in the making of quality furniture. It is evident that sofa sets, dining tables and cabinets are the prominent furniture items in your living room. Therefore, choosing the most suitable type of plywood in India is very important due to our changing weather conditions.

Let’s go over some basic types of plywoods available in india:

Hardwood Plywood-

The manufacturing of these plywoods involve gluing the plies perpendicular to one another. This process makes the plywood very strong and sturdy. Since hardwood such as birch, oak and maple are used for this product, hence, It is comparatively heavier than other types of plywood. It has a front and back veneer of hardwood. You can use hardwood plywood for any furniture item that requires a strong frame that can handle weight.

Softwood Plywood-

The manufacturing of these plywoods involve gluing the plies vertically with a strong synthetic adhesive. This makes the plywood stay put and intact. These plywood are not too heavy as they are made up of softwoods like pine, spruce and cedar etc.These are used for structural applications.

Sanded Plywood-

These plywood are used for areas that are visible such as shelves, panels, bookshelves and more. Therefore, the top and bottom plies of sanded plywood are finely sanded and the surface is made smooth during the manufacturing process. They usually consist of three or more panels that have cross-laminated layers of wood veneer.

Structural Plywood-

These plywood are manufactured for permanent structures. These are very strong but still have an unfinished surface. Thus, they are unsuitable for places where it will show visibly and are preferably used for framing, beams, flooring, panels etc.

Decorative plywood-

Decorative plywood is among the most sought-after types of plywood for modern homes. This versatile plywood variety allows homeowners to elevate their interior spaces with a wide range of finishes, including veneer, laminate, and decorative paper overlays. Whether used for bespoke furniture pieces or stylish wall paneling, decorative plywood adds an aesthetic flair that complements contemporary design sensibilities.

Blockboard plywood-

Blockboard is a noteworthy member of the family of plywood types, and it's valued for its exceptional strength and stability. Comprising a core of softwood strips sandwiched between veneer or plywood sheets, blockboard is renowned for its structural integrity. Its unique construction makes it an ideal choice for applications where robustness and resistance to warping are essential, such as crafting doors and panels in modern interiors.

Range Of Plywoods Available At CenturyPly:

The variety of plywood patterns, textures and colours will not fail to spark interest in you. The following are some of the quality plywood options available at CenturyPly:

1. MR Grade Plywood

Plyboard Application

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:

a) CenturyPly WIN MRCenturyPly WIN MR has always been the customer's first choice when it comes to commercial plywood. It 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. Extra ply layers are used to make this plywood last for a long time.

CenturyPly WIN MR offers premium quality and durability better than any other commercial grade plywoods and at an affordable cost. It is an eco-friendly plywood made from seasoned wood and extra ply layers, which provides extra strength to it. WIN MR is water resistant and comes with a 5 year warranty.

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

BWP Plywood

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. It is safe to say that with BWP grade plywood you can make dream furniture a reality. 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. Additionally, Architect Ply comes with the revolutionary Firewall technology, which means that fire retardant chemicals are deeply embedded into the polymer matrix of the polymer matrix of the plywood imparting it with the best-in-class fire fighting properties.

In short, CenturyPly Architect Ply is the most premium quality plywood from all types of plywood one can find in the market. It is completely waterproof, resistant to bedding and warping, fire-retardant and comes with a lifetime warranty against borer and termites.

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. Club Prime also makes to the notable list of fire-retardant plywood. The firewall technology used embedded in this plywood’s core makes it best to be used in spaces like the kitchen, which are prone to open fires.  

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 from various types of plywood available in the market. To explore and buy different types of plywood, visit our EShop today: https://www.centuryply.com/eshop/

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