Plywood’s properties are well known. It’s been used for a variety of purposes for a long time, and the humble material continues to thrive due to the inherent properties it possesses. Despite this, one of the most frequently asked questions about plywood is its water resistance. Is waterproof plywood? Can plywood be used effectively to make furniture for areas with higher water inflows? These are legitimate concerns, because, as we all know, plywood is manufactured of wood veneer, and when the wood is exposed to water for an extended period of time, it can suffer from damage and warping.
However, waterproofing is required for plywood to be used effectively in interior spaces such as bathrooms, kitchens, patios, and so on. There is no other option, especially in environments with high humidity. A waterproof ply board is an absolute necessity.
Gurjone Plywood is always innovating products to make them more efficient and customer friendly. One result of this is waterproof plywood. There are numerous methods for creating waterproof ply boards. Covering the plywood with paint or laminate is one option. The other option is to chemically treat the plywood’s polymer matrix to prevent water from being absorbed in the first place.
Waterproof plywood should be used to make furniture and cabinets which are constantly exposed to water. The water-resistant quality is due to the bonding material, which is typically a synthetic plastic resin that is impermeable to water. It is preferred for areas such as kitchens and bathrooms where there is a high risk of prolonged exposure to water.
Plywood is commonly available in 4′ x 8′ or 3′ x 7′ boards, as well as variants of these sizes. The thicknesses available range from 3 to 25 mm. Pre-veneered or pre-laminated plywood boards help to reduce finishing time. The Bureau of Indian Standards recommends impregnating up to 10 KG of anti-termite chemical per cubic metre of real marine plywood. Most manufacturers don’t go through this due to the higher costs and time-consuming processes, and thus fail when tested. Another shortcoming is that a thinner face veneer on the surface of waterproof/marine plywood violates the Bureau of Indian Standards.
In other words, no marine plywood is manufactured in accordance with BIS specifications. Gurjone Plywood is completely waterproof and algae-resistant in wet environments.
There is also exterior grade marine quality plywood available. It is considered boiling waterproof and is suitable for use on rain-exposed balconies and decks.
Commercial ply, on the other hand, is not water resistant. As a result, it is frequently used in wardrobes in bedrooms as well as other furniture that is not exposed to humidity or moisture.
Waterproof ply is ideal for use in interior elements such as kitchens and bathrooms, as well as furniture, ceilings, and flooring. It can be finished in a variety of ways, including laminate, veneer, or paint, depending on your décor needs and theme. Plywood is also a building material that can be used for shuttering, flush doors, as well as partition walls.