Commercial plywood in simple terms is the basic or standard plywood available. Commercial plywood is also termed as MR grade plywood. MR stand for moisture resistant. Do not confuse MR with waterproof. Moisture resistant means the plywood can withstand some amount of moisture, humidity and dampness.
Manufacturing of Commercial Plywood
Plywood (be it any grade or type) is typically made by gluing several veneer sheets together. The veneers sheets are manufactured from logs of wood obtained from different tree species. You therefore will find every commercial plywood made from different species of veneer. The veneer species varies with geographical location like you will have Rubber plywood coming from South of India, similarly you have different veneer species from North, East and West oh India.
Though Commercial plywood’s are made from different veneer species, the basic properties of commercial plywood remain the same. The inside material is the same. The only difference is its manufacturing process or treatment you can say (which vary from each manufacturing unit) and secondly the adhesive used to glue veneers. Usually Urea formaldehyde is used as adhesive to glue veneers.
Alternate Commercial Plywood
Today, with technology and demand for diversity, a commercial plywood is made from two different veneers species. This is termed as Alternate Commercial Plywood. Here two different species of veneer, say Popular and Eucalyptus are used alternately to make a plywood. Alternate Commercial Plywood concept is quite popular and in trend in this modern world.
If you compare commercial plywood and Alternate Commercial plywood, one will not find much of a difference appearance wise. But Alternate Commercial plywood has been marked as quality grade plywood. You may wonder for it to be an expensive product. But let me tell you that it’s a cost effective product that a middle class person can easily afford.
On contrary you have commercial plywood made form Gurjan tree species which is quite popular and good quality plywood. But Gurjan plywood is quite an expensive product as compared to even an Alternate Commercial plywood
Commercial plywood is most widelyused plywood for interior purpose i.e. homes and offices. Commercial plywood is preferred in dry areas like living room, study room, offices, etc. It is most commonly used to make furniture, as wall paneling, for partitioning, etc. However, In case of areas where water contact is expected, using an waterproof i.e. BWR grade plywood is regarded to be the best.