Laminex Raw Birchply: the look of natural birch plywood on Melamine MDF board.
1 x Sheet 2400x1200x16mm MR MDF
Chalk Finish: a low-gloss tactile finish with the look and feel of a raw veneer, suitable for benchtops and cabinetry.
Moisture Resistant MR MDF
1mm Edging & Laminate to match also available
By Laminex Australia – Distributed by Trademaster
About Raw Birchply by Laminex
The process of developing the new decor was painstaking in its pursuit of an authentic natural plywood look. “It was all about achieving absolute realism,” explains Sookee. “We used a contrasting method to show the very fine fibre detail on the surface. ”The Laminex team also had to make decisions about the desired tone of the laminate. Natural veneers are notorious for changing colour, whether as a result of applied finishes or through exposure to light and natural “yellowing off”, so Raw Birchply was designed with a very light, natural colouring to reflect the true tone of freshly cut rotary birch ply. In this way, it retains the look of raw plywood over time better than actual plywood.
The benefits of plywood laminate over plywood
Those classic Laminex performance characteristics – durability, cleanability and ease of maintenance, stain resistance, UV resistance and colour stability – are the most obvious reasons for specifying plywood laminate over real ply, but there are others. Installation is much simpler, for example, because the laminated panel is pre-finished, so there’s no lacquering or staining; it just has to be cut to size and edged. And the consistency of Laminex’s production process means that panels will match each other for tone and detail, whether they’re specified at the same time, one month apart or one year later. Considering the many factors that influence the detail and tone natural timber, and the myriad effects of finishing and ageing, it’s another reason why Laminex Birchply designs are a valuable addition to the design toolbox.