The success of the renovation project depends on selecting the right material for the work. The layout, fitting and fixture impact the project. There are different types of timber available. Select the timber for your work based on the advantages, disadvantages, maintenance process and other considerations. In this article let us discuss the different types of timber and its maintenance and cost.
Type of timber:
- Timber veneer:
It is used as an alternative for solid wood. Timber veneer is stylish and also simple. It has a uniform thickness and the veneer layer is very thin. The logs are selected and then peeled to form veneer. The grain patterns on the timber veneer are formed using different techniques. Based on the grain pattern they are used for different projects. Since the timber layer is very thin they are attached to the base or other timber surfaces. They are less expensive and are used for making cabins and furniture. They provide a natural feel and extra warmth.
Timber veneer in Sydney is sustainable. The veneer can be easily damaged and they are not resistant to dents and scratches. They are not resistant to water and swell when they absorb water. Proper maintenance of timber veneer will prevent it from damage. Water spillages of timber veneer must be removed immediately.
During general cleaning the timber veneer must be cleaned with the soft cloth and also it must be wiped in the grain direction. High-quality polish must be used for cleaning timber veneer. The cost of the timber veneer in Sydney differs and it is mostly based on the quality of the veneer. The minimum price of timber veneer is $6 and it increased based on the size and quality.
Plywood is the popular, stylish and versatile timber option available in the market. They are flexible and can be used for a variety of applications. It is less expansive when compared with the solid timber. The timber veneers are joined together using pressure and heat. Plywood is best known for its strength. The strength of the plywood is increased by joining the veneer in a vertical direction.
Plywood has uneven layers so that both the plywood sides will have grains in the same direction. There are different types of plywood available in the market select the tight plywood based on need. Plywood for interior applications can be made from both softwood and hardwood. Some of the applications of plywood are furniture, wall lining, ceiling and etc. For the exterior application, you can use moisture-resistant plywood.
They are also very strong. Plywoods are very easy to maintain. The rough edges of the plywood are not suitable for some applications. When plywood is exposed to water for a long period it may create leakage. Interior plywood must be washed regularly to remove grime and dirt. If mould develops on the surface of plywood use mould killer to destroy it. The cost of the plywood differs based on the design and its thickness. Some of the other types of timber are solid timber, reconstituted timber.