Engineered wood veneers are a popular decorative surface material among interior designers and property owners, especially when it comes to large surface areas where design consistency is a necessity. They are not only eco-friendly, but are also cost-effective, when it comes to adding a classic wood appeal to the interiors of a home, office, restaurant, hotel, retail outlet or any other type of architectural property. If you are new to the world of engineered wood veneers, this article is for you. Read on as we share everything you need to know about engineered wood veneers. 

What is Engineered Wood Veneer?

Engineered wood veneer represents an innovative approach to real wood veneers. Decowood veneers expertly reconstitute and reproduce nature’s most exquisite grain patterns. They are engineered through a patented process to create consistent designs on a large scale. They are eco-friendly, premium quality, and can easily replicate natural patterns and materials. Crafted from the best wood species, they are widely preferred for their ability to provide design consistency over large spaces.

Types of Substrate 

Engineered wood veneer sheets are glued to a substrate to achieve the desired look and feel. The choice of substrate, however, plays an essential role in any application that involves wood veneers. Some of the commonly used substrates for engineered wood veneers include:

  • Particle board substrate 
  • Plywood substrate
  • Medium Density Fiberboard substrate (MDF)
  • Laminate

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Wood veneers are extensively used by interior designers and architects as decorative overlays in their designs. Thanks to their versatility, wood veneers can be used for a variety of applications, such as:

Commercial Spaces – Wood veneer sheets are highly cost-effective for interior architectural projects for buildings, such as hotels, boardrooms, clubhouses, reception areas, restaurants, office lobbies, and retail outlets, where wall paneling, doors, and flooring is heavily used.  

CaseworkWood veneers are used as an alternative to natural solid wood to minimize cost and carbon footprint in various wood casework, such as laboratory cabinets, file drawers, and storage cupboards. Using wood veneers for casework is one of the best ways to make the most of natural resources sustainably. 

An Aesthetic Cover for MDF – as engineered wood veneers are highly cost-effective than solid wood, they are popularly used to cover MDF or any industrial grade particleboard to create the illusion of solid wood while making the final product sturdy and durable. 

About Decowood Veneers

Whether you are looking for premium wood veneer sheets for a residential project or a commercial space, look no further than Decowood – from the house of Greenlam Industries Limited. Known for its innovative technologies and latest designs, Decowood offers the largest collection of wood veneers, including Natural, The Specials, Engineered and Teak, each of which is sure to make any living or work space come alive. If you’re an interior designer, builder, owner, or an architect looking for quality engineered wood veneer sheets for your project, simply call 1800-833-0004 or fill out our contact form. You can also email or download our app on the App Store or Google Play Store.