Natural Wood Veneer
Best way for your projects
Compared to wood, one of the primary advantages of using veneer is stability. While solid wood can be prone to warping and splitting, because veneer is made of thin layers of wood glued together, the chances of splitting or cracking are reduced. Further, the glue used provides additional strength, making the end result stronger than natural wood.
Some projects built using wood veneer would not be possible to construct using solid lumber, owing to expansion and contraction caused by fluctuation of temperature and humidity. Another advantage of veneer is sustainability—furniture made with wood veneer uses less wood than the same piece of furniture made with solid wood. Further, veneer may also be more readily available than solid wood as exotic hardwood lumber can be scarce and very expensive.
Recyclability & renewability
It is an eco-friendly material and can be easily recycled. After its intended lifetime, wood veneers can be crushed to make wood waste which can be utilized in making particle board and MDF.
Wood has the least impact on total energy use, greenhouse gases, air and water pollution, solid waste and ecological resource use. Seventy percent less energy is required in the use of wood compared with any other building materials.
Unlike laminates, wood veneers are a natural product. They are generally non-toxic. Nowadays there are non-toxic adhesive available in the market which do not emit VOCs. These adhesives can be used in applying wood veneer to the substrates.