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Woodgrain panels are laminated on a plywood or Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) substrate. Each core has its own benefits. See below to find out which one is right for you.

Plywood Backing

  • Plywood substrate panels are manufactured with moisture resistant glue.
  • Plywood's three ply construction is rigid and less likely to expand and contract with changes in humidity.
  • Lighter weight than MDF. Easy to work with. In many cases, all trimming for windows, doors, and cut outs can be accomplished with a utility knife.

MDF Backing

  • MDF panel substrate is extremely smooth, without grain raise, splits or core voids.
  • MDF is environmentally friendly – all panels are Green Cross Certified.
  • MDF panels will react more noticeably to humidity changes and are not recommended in high humidity areas. Strict adherence to application instructions is critical.