There are many different varieties of timber, each with its own appearance and set of characteristics for Timberwood panels. This makes timber a very versatile material that can be used in many different projects. There are two main forms of timber, hardwood, and softwood, which have several key differences from each other and are both used in timber veneer sheets. The veneer is a great way to incorporate quality timber into a project.
Hardwoods are the denser species of woods and as the name would imply, they are typically harder and more durable. Perfect for timber veneer sheets, hardwood is also considered to be more visually appealing and varied than many softwood varieties. They are, however, more expensive and are more difficult to work within large pieces. Softwood Timberwood panels are less dense and this makes them less suitable to exposed surfaces as they lack durability. Although they are cheaper, they do not have the same visual appeal as many hardwood varieties.
Timber veneer sheets are usually made from a thin layer of hardwood which has been cut from a larger piece of timber. This thin sheet is then attached to a piece of softwood or even engineered timber such as plywood. It is also worth noting that hardwood grows slower than softwood species, which takes longer to replenish the resource. This requires more responsible management of these resources by logging and timber companies, to ensure that future generations can enjoy the natural beauty of timber. Timber veneer sheets only use small amounts of precious hardwood on top of more renewable softwoods.
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