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Veneer Board



Veneer Board

Veneer board and plaster is a method used to surface your interior walls. You apply a thin layer of plaster of a gypsum board base that is similar to drywall. Veneer boarding and plastering protects the gypsum board from softening when you implement the regular plaster to the wall. This product can easily be achieved in two coats and can save you a lot of time and money. This method is especially useful when you are taking on renovations of an older building that may not have the best insulation installed. BBS is committed to giving you the knowledge and quality product for all of your veneer board and plaster needs.

There are several types of veneer boards available, with each type serving a different purpose.

Raw — this veneer can be used with either side facing up; it has no backing. However, the two sides will appear different after applying the finish.

Paperbacked — like their name suggests these veneers have a paper backing. It is available in large sizes, making it ideal for users who don’t wish to join raw veneers.

Laid up — consists of raw veneers that have been joined together to make larger pieces. The process is time-consuming, but you can order already laid-up veneers from some companies.

Phenolic backed — commonly used for composite or artificial wood veneers. Available in sheets that don’t crack when used on curves.

Reconstituted veneers — made from raw veneers – the veneer is cut from a log, dyed and laminated together to form a block. The block is sliced such that its edges form the grain of the reconstituted veneer.

Wood on wood — this is a two-ply veneer that contains a wood backer applied on the opposing direction of the face veneer.

Advantages of Using Veneers

  • Compared to wood, veneers are more stable. Veneers consist of thin layers of wood glued together. They are less likely to warp, crack, or split like solid wood.
  • Certain projects constructed using veneers would be impossible to construct using wood, given the contraction and expansion that occurs due to temperature and humidity fluctuations.
  • Veneers are more sustainable and readily available than solid wood.