Friday, May 17, 2013

What is a Tropical Plywood ? (Luan)

What is a Tropical Plywood? (Luan)

Great Tips For Bending Plywood

Laun panel, which can be discribed as a tropical type of plywood from the South American and Asian Regions actually began  manufacturing began over 40 years ago in Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. In the Home Renovation and Construction Industry, plywood in general from a select few tropical countries such as Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia is classified as Luan Plywood. The species of wood which is 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)

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Sizes of Tropical Woods and Plywoods

Plywood of a select size of between 1/8 inchs and 1/4 inches of a tropical variety is usually referred to as Luan Plywood. It is in general used for underlayment over subflooring for different finished flooring looks including Laminate, Vinyl, Tile, Carpet, and Hardwood.

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