Put simply, wood-on-wood veneers are veneer that is glued on top of another piece of veneer (the backing). Remember that veneer is taken from actual wood. Hence, what you have here is a piece of wood on top of another wood. Anyhow, the veneer on the top side (the side visible after installation of veneer panels) is usually of better quality that the backing. However, this does not mean that the backing isn’t strong and durable. It is simply of lower quality because it is not seen.
Compared to paper-backed veneer, wood-on-wood veneers are strong and durable. One reason for this is because of the way the veneer are glued together. Wood-on-wood veneers sold by timber veneer and laminated board suppliers are constructed in a unique fashion. That is, the grain on the wood backing runs in the opposite direction of the grain in the decorative veneer. This construction method is one thing which gives the wood-on-wood veneers their strength.
Obviously, wood-on-wood veneers are thicker than paper-backed veneers. The extra thickness of wood-on-wood veneers, along with the construction method, is another factor which makes it strong. Despite this thickness and strength, wood-on-wood veneer is easy to cut using a sharp utility knife just like paper-backed veneers. Also, just like paper-backed veneers, there are some wood-on-wood veneers that also come with adhesive backing. Simply ask your timber veneer and laminated board suppliers for wood-on-wood veneers with adhesive on them.
Wood-on-wood veneers also provide a host of other benefits for many people. For instance, because they are thicker, they are usually more capable of hiding the flaws in the surface they are attached to. Even if the surface is uneven, the final look of the wood-on-wood veneer remains flat and even.
Aside from that, using wood-on-wood veneers also helps to prevent problems with seeping. For instance, if you use contact cement to glue our paper backed veneers down, some oil based finishes and stains and particularly lacquer finishes, might seep through the veneer and attack the contact cement. But if you use the wood backed veneers, this isn’t a problem, as the thickness and the wooden back prevents this.
There are certainly many benefits of using wood-on-wood veneers. However, you need to make sure that you use high quality timber veneer and veneer panels and install them properly. Otherwise, problems may arise which can negatively affect the aesthetics of the installation. And If you are looking for high quality veneer panels and laminated boards, please don’t hesitate to in touch with us. You can call us up at (02) 9771 5155 or leave a message in our contact page.