Block board is the man made product similar to plywood but the center layer or core is made from strips of softwood. It is better than particle board and Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF). It is stronger and lasts longer. It is light in weight so easy to transport. These boards have good dimensional stability (even when exposed to humidity), and exhibit high resistance to warping or twisting.
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The block boards manufactured in India have the standard thickness and sizes values. Its sizes are usually known by the shopkeepers in the market in terms of square feet. Likewise, these boards price are quoted on area bases i.e. per sq.ft.
As per I.S Code: 1659, the thickness of block boards can be of 12mm, 15mm, 19mm, 25mm, 30mm, 35mm, 40mm, 45mm or 50 mm.
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Block boards standard sizes available in the market are given below:
|2440 x 1220||8′ x 4′|
|2140 x 1220||7′ x 4′|
|2140 x 920||7′ x 3′|
|1830 x 1220||6′ x 4′|
|1830 x 920||6′ x 3′|
Note: Any other dimensions (length, breadth and thickness) as agreed between the manufacturer and the purchaser can also be used in the market – it usually depends on the demand of the purchaser for need and quantity.
Block boards price are always calculated per square foot. Their price range may vary depending upon the type of inner core wood species used (softwood or hardwood), size and thickness of the sheet.
The price approximately *ranges for commercial Block Board from 90 to 125 Rs /Sq.ft. and for Water proof Block board from 115 to 170 Rs /Sq.ft.
*This range may vary depending on the manufacturers and location.