What is Ply-Wood?

The most common materials in the bathroom were MDF, Plywood and Solid Wood. What is that, and how can we choose, let me tell you.

1. Particle Board

Particle Board is an engineered wood product manufactured from wood chips and a synthetic resin or other suitable binders, which is pressed and extruded.

Advantage: Less expensive than many natural planks of wood
Disadvantage: Damaged very easily by water and steam
*particle board is not recommended for bathroom vanities.

2. MDF (Medium-Density Fibreboard)

NDF is an engineered material made from composite wood pieces and fibers, which is similar to Particle Board but is much denser and stronger than it. The MDF is held together with either a wax or resin adhesive, with small wood fibers, which does not contain voids visible.

Advantage: Middle price, smooth surface, takes paint extremely well.
Disadvantage:
1. Easily soaks up water and other liquids like a sponge.
2. It could release formaldehyde if left unfinished.
3. It doesn’t hold screws very well, and it’s very easy to strip the screw holes.


3. Plywood

Plywood is a material manufactured from thin layers or “plies” of wood veneers that are glued together.

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