Luan Hardwood Woods
Are there Luan hardwood woods? It depends on what types of Luan hardwoods you're talking about, as there are many varieties of Luan hardwood products which include plywood. Then it comes down to plywood.
There is different grades and uses of woods depending on the specific application you may be working with or constructing. When working at home or big renovations, here is a rundown of some different names of wood that you might find useful in the future.
Different grades of plywood underlayment does not mean you can always escape the pitfalls caused by temperature variation and warping and bubbling on the floor coverings.
Mahogany Wood - Products
Mahogany Woods is different from many different kinds of tropical hardwood, most of which are reddish-brown wood that is widely used in furniture-making, boat building, and other high specification uses. It is also used in the wood panelling for plywood.
Luan Hardwoods - which can be described as a tropical type of plywood from the South American and Asian Regions actually began manufacturing over 40 years ago in Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. In the Home Renovation and Construction Industry, plywood, which is from a select few tropical countries such as Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia is classified as Luan Plywood.
The species of wood being used is from the Phillippines and the traditional name is Lauan, however it is commonly called Luan Plywood. It can also go by the name Meranti, or also
Philippine Mahogany. (Also Tropical by Nature)
Ash Plywood - Also Tropical
This is used for applications where a very strong, resilient & decorative plywood is required. Ash, throughout plywood, is a high-quality panels product and is regularly used for toy, model making, interior decoration and in the manufacture of a variety of sports equipment. This product is generally produced using uniform 2.5mm thickness rotary peeled ash veneers throughout.
Birch Wood - Products
Birch is a multi-ply plywood product known for its strength and edge quality. It's used for drawer sides, toys, children's furniture, seat bottoms/backs, jigs and fixture boards. You can use it for anything. It also gives you better strength for the exposed edge type of applications. It is a highly ranked interior building material.
Luan Wood Video Series
Bending Luan Wood Video
Installing Luan Wood Video
Cutting and Installing Vinyl Over Luan
Installing Luan Over Subfloor
Laying laminate over Subfloor
Making Tile Flush With Subfloor
Attaching Luan To Subfloor
Working With Luan For Do It Yourselfers