The cost of interior design and furniture is now almost equal to the cost of construction of the home due to changing life style. The cost of interior décor can be optimized by selecting suitable material for a particular purpose. Particle boards are gaining popularity as they provide luxurious look as plywood but are in low cost. Before renovating your interior, a home owner must know different types of particle boards and their applications. Here we have tried to provide brief information about different types of particle boards available in the market.
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Different types of particle board which are available in market are as follows:
Laminated Particle Board:
Laminated particle board is manufactured by attaching a thin layer of laminates on the surface of plain particle board. The lamination enhances beauty and increases durability of particle board. Laminated particle board is widely used to make modular kitchen, as well as wardrobes and shelves, particularly shutters, as it avoids subsequent polishing and painting.
Also Read: Different Types of Laminates & Their Uses
Veneered Particle Board:
Veneers are a very thin slice of wood which is obtained from a tree log. Veneered particle board is manufactured by attaching veneer on the top surface of the plain particle board. Veneered particle boards have more resistance to warping, as they are properly sealed. They provide the aesthetics of a natural wood in low budget cost.
Also Read: Different Types of Wood Veneer & Their Uses
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Cement Bonded Particle Board:
As the name implies, this board uses cement as a bonding agent and has high resistant to moisture, fire and rot. Cement bonded particle board is manufactured using cement (60%), wood waste particulate like wood chips, sawdust, wooden shavings (20%) and water (20%). Due to cement content, these boards are more durable, fire-resistant and termite resistant. The cement bonded particle board has high expansion and shrinkage properties in presence of moisture. They are generally used in the production of fire resistant furniture, false ceiling, internal and external walls and permanent shuttering for concrete floors and walls.
Melamine Particle Board:
A sheet of melamine-impregnated decor paper is attached on the top surface of the plain particle board under heat and pressure. Also, melamine-urea formaldehyde resin is used along with wax emulsion to bond the particle board and make it water resistant. Melamine particle boards are very durable and have resistant to scratches. They have application in various fields such as wall claddings, wall paneling, modular kitchen, wardrobes, and office furniture. They are available in various colours and textures to impart decorative look to the interior of your house.