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Do’s and Don’ts of Choosing Plywood


Do’s and Don’ts of Choosing Plywood - CenturyPly

It is natural to be confused about what to do and what to avoid while buying plywood. You’ll be surprised to know that many first-time buyers go through a series of doubts that riddle their minds, often overwhelming them, when faced with the task of decorating their homes. You want the furniture to be strong, durable and at the same time look aesthetically pleasing.

Many prefer plywood for its versatile nature, using it for a wide range of interior and exterior applications. As we all know, building furniture is an investment of both time and money. So when you are buying plywood for these projects, you must shop wisely as your choices will have an impact on the building process and the results. This is where a premium brand like CenturyPly comes to your rescue as we enlist the do’s and don’ts of choosing the right plywood.

DO

       Check the grade or type of Plywood:

Do’s and Don’ts of Choosing Plywood - CenturyPly

Let’s take a closer look at MR grade plywood and BWP plywood, two of the most sought after variants in the market today.

a) MR Plywood

Moisture-Resistant (MR) plywood, commonly known as commercial plywood, has a wide range of applications in furniture making. Moisture resistant plywood is recommended for areas with a low exposure to water or moisture. They can easily be used to make wardrobes, bed-side tables, beds, TV units, etc. It is strong and durable and is more pocket-friendly than the other grades of plywood.

b) BWP Plywood

Boiling Water Proof (BWP) plywood is considered to be one of the best grades of plywood available, automatically making it more expensive than MR grade plywood. It is completely waterproof and can withstand prolonged exposure to moisture and humidity. It can be used to make almost every type of furniture you can imagine but is especially recommended for kitchen base units and bathroom units due to its superior water resistance.

        Check for Certifications:

Do’s and Don’ts of Choosing Plywood - CenturyPly

Just like any essential product, plywood comes with standardized certifications. Having a genuine ISI mark or manufactured in accordance to BIS standards indicates that the ply fulfills quality standards which are approved and in accordance with all the set guidelines

      Check for Damages:

One may often cut around minor damages in an otherwise good sheet of plywood. But sanding out deep dents is not an option. It is important to have a close look and watch out for any damages beforehand to get home the perfect piece. At CenturyPly, irrespective of whether you choose to buy plywood online or offline, we make sure that you never have to compromise on the quality.

      Testimonials of customers:

Do’s and Don’ts of Choosing Plywood - CenturyPly

Customers are vocal about their positive and negative experiences with products and often act as eye-openers for other prospective buyers. If you are a first-time buyer, it is wise to look for genuine customer testimonials. Their experiences can give you true insight into the quality of a product and help you make a purchase decision.

We have always put our customer’s needs first and have worked tirelessly to innovate and offer products that exceeded their expectations.

DON’T

         Buy Plywood with Core Gaps:

Do’s and Don’ts of Choosing Plywood - CenturyPly

It is critical to make sure that the plywood you are choosing does not have any core gaps (tiny gaps in between layers of the core) as they may cause hindrance during the building process. One can look for these on the side outline or at the corner of a panel. Perfect plywood should look parallel lines with no visible gaps or overlapping of layers.

        Compromise on Borer & Termite Protection:

If you want your furniture to retain its elegance over the years, it is prudent to invest in plywood that has been specially formulated to protect furniture from borer & termite attacks. We manufacture our plywood using a unique GLP (Glue Line Protection) formula which when treated with, safeguards the plywood completely from them. Additionally, we even offer our customers up to lifetime warranty!

           Choose Wrong:


Do’s and Don’ts of Choosing Plywood - CenturyPly

Buying plywood may seem to be a daunting task which makes it a necessity to be well informed about the different types of plywood and its correct application. For instance, if you need to buy plywood for a dry area (bed room, living room, study room, etc.), it is best to buy MR Grade Plywood (Moisture Resistant Plywood) while If you’re planning to use plywood in an area with greater exposure to water (kitchen, bathroom, etc.), buy BWP plywood.

If you want to know more about plywood and it’s correct application, go ahead and check out our website https://centuryply.com/ and take the first step towards creating a home you’re proud of.

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