Reasons to Choose Veneers as a Surfacing Material for Furniture

May 16


Mark Henry Sr

Mark Henry Sr

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This article provides an overview of wood furnishing and underlines its drawbacks. It also talks about why having veneers as a surfacing material for furniture is a better option than purchasing solid wooden furnishing. The article highlights various advantages offered by veneers.


Wooden furniture has been one of the top choices for home furnishing among people for decades. The elegant appearance of wood never goes out of style,Reasons to Choose Veneers as a Surfacing Material for Furniture  Articles and is suited for both classically styled and contemporarily designed homes. Wooden furniture has a naturally warm and pleasing aura. However, wooden furniture suffers from various drawbacks. They are quite prone to warping and corroding, as well as require regular maintenance. Without a rigorous maintenance routine, they lose their natural luster and may be subjected to damage due to termite infestation.

This is the reason why interior designers and architects today highly recommend veneers as a surfacing layer. Veneers have the exact appearance, texture and warmth of natural hardwood, minus the inherent drawbacks of hardwood like high sensitivity to moisture and temperature changes.  In the case of veneers, a layer of hardwood is glued onto the base of Gurjan plywood, finely thick.  However, having a top layer of natural hardwood, veneers provide an absolutely authentic appearance of solid wood.

Here are three of the prime reasons why having veneers as a surfacing material for furniture is a better option than purchasing wooden furnishing:

  • Veneers are highly resistant to warping and fragmentation. The best quality of wood veneersheets are produced with the help of innovative TD technology, that leads to a significant drop in its hygroscopicity. This technology enhances the dimensional stability of the veneers. Moreover, it stiffens the surface of the veneers, thereby increasing its resistance capacity against deformation and collapse during compression.
  • Veneers do not require any high maintenance.  They look as good as new just by regular polishing. Additionally, it is much more cost effective to use veneers as a surfacing layer for furniture, than investing in wooden furnishings.
  • Veneers are made with the help of a rigid five step preservative treatment, that makes them termite and borer resistant. Additionally, the most renowned companies produce veneers with the help of advanced Melamine Impregnated Tacking Technology or MITT. This technology ensures the perfect bonding of the veneers with the substrate layer, which increases their durability and strength.

Four types of veneers that are primarily famous are noirwood, teak, engineered and natural veneers.  Each of these veneers are made from exotic wooden species that lend a sophisticated and regal look to the interiors of a home.  The look of natural wood is evergreen; therefore by choosing veneers as a surfacing material for their furnishing, a person can ensure that the style statement of their home remains unbeatable for ages.

Every room of a house is styled in a certain fashion. Each veneer sheet has a unique appearance, as they are made with the help of varied species of wood and the grain pattern of every tree is inimitable. This helps the veneers to add a distinguished character to every room of a residence.  Before purchasing veneer sheets one must make sure that it is produced by the aid of specialized TD technology. This process enhances the refractive index of the veneer surface; thereby increasing its resistance to the harmful UV rays of the sun and making them retain their natural sheen and beauty for long.