Types of Veneered MDF
Throughout the company our Product Range consists of over 550 items throughout 15 product lines / types.
Many of the products we sell are wood based and so our buyers are very particular on purchasing products made from wood sourced from properly managed environments. In all trades there is often associated product “Jargon” that can make the buying process rather confusing, so below are a list of terms and phrases you may come across:
Class C (formerly Class 1) = A Fire Rating relating to our Stocked Flame Retardant MDF, Plywood & Hardboard. Essentially it means the Product complies to a Half Hour Firecheck (to B.S 476 Part 7).
Class B (formerly Class 0) = A fire rating the same as the above but with a One hour firecheck (to B.S 476 Part 6)
M.R or V313 = A Moisture Resistant term. Generally relates to MDF products. We also sell Exterior Grade Products so do be careful not to get the two mixed up!
P4 = A Standard Grade Chipboard
P5 = A Moisture Resistant Grade Chipboard
P6 = A Flooring (Industrial) Grade for Mezzanine Flooring Chipboard
P7 = A Moisture Resistant Flooring (Industrial) Grade of Mezzanine Flooring Chipboard
T & G = Tongued & Grooved (T & G 4 = all 4 edges and T & G 2 = only 2 long edges)
W.B.P = A Term used mainly for plywood’s that are of Exterior Grading.
Class A = A special low Formaldehyde emission board. Many of our stocked Standard Grade MDF is Class A. If you are unsure or require further information, please ask a member of the Sales Team.
A/A = A Premium Veneered Board that has been veneered with a top quality “A” grade veneer on both sides
A/B = A Premium Veneered Board that has been veneered with a top quality “A” grade veneer on one side and a lesser quality veneer on the reverse. This is the standard classification for 2 sided veneered boards
A/-B = A standard to lower quality Veneered Board – we do not stock this variety so please beware of any others that may disguise the true industry classification
BB = A Grading for a good quality plywood face i.e on a Birch Decorative Plywood. This would mean it was this quality on both sides having minimal “wood defects” and blemishes
BB/WG = Same as above but the WG refers to a lesser quality reverse with more defects, blemishes and filler.