Blockboard is also known as lumber core. It is very similar to plywood and many people get
confused between the two. Blockboard is made using softwood strips which are put inside
the veneers os other boards made of hardwood, medium-density fiberboard or particleboard
and sometimes even softwood. The softwood is put inside the veneer with the help of high
pressure, heat, and glue.
There are many usages of blockboard. Blockboards are used for the construction of railway
parts, boats, and different parts of marine vehicles. They are used widely for small-scale
projects like the making of different kinds of furniture like doors, wardrobe doors, paneling,
partitions, etc. The commonly found blockboards in the market are 8x4 feet, 7x4 feet, 7x3
feet, 6x4 feet, 6x3 feet. The blockboard also comes in various kinds of thickness like 16mm,
19 mm, 25 mm, 35 mm, 50 mm, etc. Blockboards are usually made from various kinds of
timber. They make the furniture strong and stiff. They also prevent the furniture from bending
Types of Blockboards
There are mainly two types of blockboards in the market. They are BWP Blockboard and MR
BWP Blockboard: BWP Blockboard or the Boiling Water Proof Blockboard is the kind
of blockboard that can be resistant to humidity. That is why it will be suitable for
places that are humid in nature. These kinds of blockboards are usually used in
railways, the kitchen, etc.
MR Blockboard: MR Blockboard or Moisture Resistant blockboard is the kind of
blockboard that as the name suggests, is resistant to the Moisture. These kinds of
boards are used inside the houses, wall panels, wall partitions, etc. They are also
very efficient as doors, wardrobes, tables, and many other kinds of furniture.
According to the usage of these blockboards, they can be divided into two major types.
Commercial Types: The commercial type f blockboards are made from commercial
timbers. They are mainly used for making different kinds of furniture. Tables,
partitions, floorings are made from these types of blockboards. In the outdoors, they
are used to make seats and many other parts of ordinary everyday vehicles like
buses, trams, trains, etc.
Decorative Types: As the name suggests, the decorative types of blockboards are
used for decorative purposes. The veneers of these kinds of blockboard come with
beautiful decorations that are used to make stylish furniture, interior decorative
artifacts, stylish partitions, etc.
Benefits of Blockboard
There are several benefits of blockboards. Below are some of the benefits of it:
Blockboards are lightweight but they are also very strong and stable.
They are very good for doors and wardrobe doors because they will not bend as time passes.
Blockboards are fairly easy to produce and cut.
They are very resistant to cracking because of their stability.
Blockboards last longer than plywood. Softwood has a very stable long life.
Blockboard is a very necessary item in everyday life and in different kinds of constructive
work. Their strength, stability, and long life make them very useful.