Plywood Paneling FAQs
What is the paneling made of?
Our plywood paneling products are made of genuine high quality, generally clear-face Shorea (aka: Meranti, Seraya, White Lauan) hardwood veneer cores with few to zero knots. It is a medium density Class 2 plywood. Plywood is superior to other paneling types because it is designed to retain its shape and dimensions when exposed to variations in temperature and humidity. Other types of paneling will expand and contract when exposed to these variations causing the paneling to warp.
What is the thickness and approximate weight of your paneling?
Our 4x8 paneling product is available in one or more of the following thicknesses and weights.
- 2.7mm (1/8") @ 13 lbs per sheet
- 3.6mm (3/16") @ 15 lbs per sheet
- 5.2mm (1/4") @ 21 lbs per sheet - May be applied directly to studs
What is the difference between laminate and veneer paneling?
Both types of paneling use the same genuine high quality plywood substrate. The differences are described below.
- Laminate panels have a high resolution print of a photographic image attached to the plywood core. This allows us to offer the look of real wood veneer paneling at a much lower price. In addition, laminate paneling allows us to offer unique outdoor, floral, and decorative designer patterns not possible with real wood. The image is laminated to the plywood core using pressure, heat, and adhesives in a tightly controlled manufacturing process in our Mississippi factory. Laminate panels are best used indoors and should not be stained or finished.
- Veneer panels have a genuine hardwood veneer attached to the plywood. Available unfinished, they can then be stained or painted to your liking. These panels are often used in custom home, club, and office renovations and are a favorite of construction companies. If you want the ability to truly customize the look of your paneling, then going with an unfinished veneer is a must. We have birch and red oak veneers available in both grooved and flat panel styles. In addition, we also offer a selection of fine wood veneers available in Ash, Cyprus, White Maple, Walnut, Rosewood, Teak, and Zebrawood. Veneer paneling is great for indoor use and can be used outside under the right conditions.
What is the difference between flat and grooved paneling?
What is the fire rating of your wall paneling?
How is your 4x8 foot paneling packaged and shipped?
How is your 48x32 inch wainscot height paneling packaged and shipped?
How do you install wall paneling?
Can I install paneling in my basement?
Can the paneling be installed outdoors?
What is a Limited Lifetime Warranty?
A limited lifetime warranty means that a manufacturer is obligated to replace parts of a product that break or are defective over the life of the product. However, the manufacturer is not legally obligated to replace parts that are not mentioned in the warranty or are broken or misused by the consumer.