Is hardwood solid wood?

Solid hardwood floors are just that — they're made from solid wood. Each board of solid hardwood flooring is made from a single piece of hardwood that's about 3/4 of an inch thick. Then there's engineered hardwood flooring.

Is plywood wood?

Plywood is a sheet material manufactured from thin layers or "plies" of wood veneer that are glued together with adjacent layers having their wood grain rotated up to 90 degrees to one another.
  • What is BCX grade plywood?

    BCX plywood has a handsome, well-sanded face and a less-finished back side. It typically contains C-grade inner layers and is bonded with exterior glue. BCX comes in a variety of thicknesses and can be made from soft or hard wood.
  • What is BB grade plywood?

    As for the appearance, there are several grades of Baltic birch available, but we most often carry the highest grade which is B/BB. Plywood has two sides a face and a back—meaning one side is going to be better than the other, and they're graded separately. B is the grade of Baltic birch's face, or the best side.
  • What tree does plywood come from?

    All types. But generally southern pine and douglas fir are the most common for commercially available plywood in the US. The cosmetic appearance of plywood is given an alphabetic grade--so an "AC" plywood has one "good face" (free of knots, splits, mill/yard stamps) and one "construction face".

Updated: 28th November 2019

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