Certain materials and finishes exude a timeless and classic look. This trait enables them to remain popular year after year. Such materials and finishes typically never look dated or obsolete. Unlike popular trends or fads, they will never require an upgrade or update every few years or so. In addition, these materials and finishes will usually have the ability to blend in perfectly with any colour scheme or pattern. Not surprisingly, these materials and finishes remain popular with owners of residential and commercial properties alike.
Wood has a reputation for being one of the most durable building materials. It never goes out of style. A naturally renewable material, wood can come into use in a myriad of applications. Some people use it for making fire rated doors and windows. Others use it for making cupboards, cabinets, wardrobes etc. Suppliers of wall coverings and furnishings often use wood for making and accentuating their wares. Thus, it comes as no surprise that wood has become the material of choice for builders across the world. From flooring to framing, it suits the needs of suppliers and property owners perfectly.
For many people, solid wood can be the ideal material for various purposes. You can use it for making furniture, storage units, flooring, doors and windows etc. However, in recent times, the popularity of wooden veneers has been on the rise. For the uninitiated, wood veneers come from slicing wood into extremely thin slices. Thereafter, workers bond these thin slices of wood to other materials. The sustainability of these veneers makes them highly popular the world over. In addition, purchasing products made from veneers as opposed to those made from solid wood can be cost effective as well.
Any item made from solid wood will require a larger amount of material. As a result, its cost will be much higher. But, items made from veneer panels will not be as expensive. This will be the case because veneer panels will typically feature veneer bonded to another material or substrate such as particleboard, plywood, MDF etc. Hence, the construction of the item will remain sturdy and firm. At the same time, the lesser amount of solid wood used will keep the item’s cost in affordable territory.
It goes without saying that distinguishing an item made of solid wood and one made from veneers will not be easy. The appearance and durability of veneers can be comparable to that of solid wood. So, you could easily opt for products made from veneers instead of solid wood to avoid busting your budget.
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