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Chipboard also known as particle board

forms the core of most household and

office furniture. Often covered in

melamine for things such as kitchen units.

It is made from wood chippings and

sawdust held together by an adhesive

resin and pressing. It’s produced under

high pressure to ensure the bond of the

particles, and produces a reasonably

smooth finish. As with other particle

boards, it is not normally for internal use.

It is not resistant to water. Once water

logged it will swell, become weak and

break down. Normal density is fairly soft

and flaky. High density is very solid and

hard (often used for worktops and fire

doors) - medium density is somewhere in between.

 

Veneered Chipboard is widely used for self assembly or flat pack furniture, worktops, wall linings and partitions. High-density chipboard sheets are often used as a basis for the carcasses of kitchen furniture cabinets, worktops, and flooring - this is hardwearing, rigid and heavy.

 

Other grades available are standard, flame retardant, flooring, and moisture-resistant.

Chipboard is normally available in 2440 x 1220 sheets or in ft that is also known as an 8x4 board. You may want to buy in smaller sheets for ease of use or transportation. Ask your supplier to cut to size. Finished veneered sheets are available in smaller sheets so that the four decorated edges do not need to be cut. Thicknesses generally range from 12 to 25 mm.

 

 

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