Materials For Home Interiors A Detailed Write Up


Plywood is an Engineered wood that is made up of thin layers of wood veneer that are glued together and each layer’s wood grain is 90 rotated to that of its adjacent layer.

Advantages of Plywood

  • Mainly Reduces the Expansion and Shrinkage
  • Plywood has Dimensional Stability and Panel Consistency across all directions
  • Plywood has high Stiffness and it reduces wrapping
  • Plywood has less Tendency of Wood Split while nailing
  • And So Modular Kitchens in Chennai Uses Plywood

Hardwood Plywood 

Hardwood plywood is mostly used for Interiors Products and Wall Structures. Hardwood is made out of Oak, Beech, and or Mahogany Trees.  It has its advantages,  of Excellent Strength, Stiffness, Resistance to Creep and High Impact Resistance. Hardwood Plywood are Excellent Surface Hardness, damage and Wear Resistance.  The IS standard is :303.  Interior Designers in Chennai Recommend this

Marine Plywood

Marine Plywood Perform longer both in Humid and wet conditions, and it has high resistance to Fungal Attach.  Marine Plywood are made up of Durable Face and Core veneers.  It has very negligible core gap.  It uses an Exterior weather and Boil Proof glue.The IS standard IS :710 Marine Plywood is Good for Modular Kitchens in Chennai

Flexible Plywood

Flexible Plywood are designed for making curved parts

Thickness and Size

The Most Indian standard plywood thickness are – 18mm, 16mm, 12mm , 6mm.  Most Standard Sizes are – 8’ X 4’ , 7’ X 4’ and 6’ X 4’

What is Pile

No of Pile / layers in a Plywood depends the Thickness of the plywood.   Where as better quality plywood will have piles in steps of 45 Degrees , that giving strength in multiple axes.

IS 303 : IS 710

IS 303 used for Home Interiors, Office Interiors and Furniture Making.

IS 710 used for Marine Applications such as building ships and boats.

IS 710 uses Superior quality of wood veneer and glue than that of IS 303


Laminates are From plastic( Polymer – Matrix Composite )  glued with wood veneer. These sheets are lamination different types of papers( base Film polyester / PVC )  with Formaldehyde  means it preserves the color / design and anti bacterial.

Types of Laminates

  • Matte Finish
  • Textured Finish
  • Glossy Finish
  • Metallic Finish
  • PVC Finish
  • Acrylic Finish
  • And Many More

Thickness and Size

Indian Most standard Laminate thickness are  0.8mm and 1mm.  The most standard Size is 8’ X 4’

Advantages Of Laminates

  • Numerous Colors, Designs, Patterns, Textures
  • Highly Resistant to Scratch and absorption
  • Economical
  • Durable and Moisture Resistant
  • Easy To Maintain
  • Easy To Clean
  • Easy to Install

Backer Sheets

Backer Sheets are Phenolic Laminates ( Phenolic is a Plastic resin that back a sheet of wood veneer ).  Backer sheets are water resistance. Half White Backer sheets are used for Modular Kitchen in Chennai

Different Types of Finishes

  • Lamination Finishes
  • Acrylic Finish
  • Gloss Moisture Finish
  • PU Finish
  • Veneer Finish
  • Rubber Wood Finish
  • Solid Wood Finish
  • Membrane Finish

Acrylic Sheets

Acrylic Sheets are Coloured Plastic Material with Outstanding strength , stiffness and Optical Clarity.  It is an Non Toxic Finish that  gives perfect and smooth surface and mirror like appearance . It is moisture and UV light resistant.

Most common Size on a Acrylic Sheet is 8’ X 4’.  The thickness for Modular Kitchen or Wardrobe shutters shall be 1.2mm – 2mm.  It has various colors, textures and glitter finishes

 Advantages Of Acrylic Sheets

  • High Impact Resistance,
  • High Optical Clarity
  • UV Resistance
  • Chemical Resistant


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