Things to Keep in Mind While Buying Veneer Sheets
Decorative veneers are an economical and hassle-free way to beautify your home. Natural decorative veneers are available in a variety of choices such as Teak, White Oak, Mahogany and others in patterns and designs from across the world. Apart from that, veneer is also available in various cuts like plain sliced/ flat cut, rotary cut, quarter cut, rift cut and a few more.
Veneers are available in different sizes, but the standard size of veneer available in the market is 4’x8’ (width x height). Although veneers are also accessible in 4’x 6’, 2’x 6’ and 2’x 4’.
Veneers are also available in various dimensions, finishes and style of manufacturing like horizontal veneers, flexible, mosaic and metallic finish which are very versatile for home improvement.
Smaller sheets of veneers are made to order. Small sized veneers are usually required for interior home improvement.
For outdoors, to cover more area, regular sized sheets veneers are used.
Veneer sheets are available in groups of 12, 24 and more.
The group number denotes the number of veneers obtained from a single log of wood. The number of veneer sheet obtained from a log of wood will vary with wood species depending on the cut style, but an average of 24 sheets are obtained from a log of wood.
Always buy veneers sheets from one group only to avoid grain variation. Also, see to it that the dealer gives veneer sheets from one group too. Always buy some extra sheets of veneer in the case of any breakage or damage that may occur during the home improvement. This is because coming across the same grain designed veneer is tough.
The wastage ratio of veneer, when compared to laminates, is as massive as 20%. This is because veneers are always used in a way that they match in grains and size which therefore results in wastage.
The leftovers from the veneers can be used as smaller parts of furniture.