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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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