In India, commercial grade plywood means a MR or moisture resistant plywood. It is the plywood generally used for domestic purposes like interior designing and home decorations.
We BoardsIndia, manufacture Commercial Plywood with different face veneers (top most layer of plywood that you see) like Gurjan, Oukume, Makkai, Solomon etc which are obtained by natural hardwood trees by means of a process known as 'Peeling'.
The main purpose of face veneer is to give smooth surface for aesthetic purposes as well as for Mica or lamination over it. In Indian Market, Makkai face veneer is famous for its smooth creamy white colour with natural wood grains.
The important features of MR grade plywood are listed below.
It is an Interior grade plywood, which mean it’s for indoor use.
The term MR (moisture resistant) is only limited to atmospheric conditions like humidity. It has nothing to do with being water resistant. Water resistant plywood’s usually come under Exterior grade plywood.
It is the most common plywood used for making home and office furniture. If waterproof plywood is needed for the furniture, one should opt for the higher quality BWR (boiling water resistant) grade plywood. It is waterproof and made up of phenolic resins. They cost more than commercial grade plywood. Still, it’s ideal to use them to build furniture that are prone to have water exposed on them
Features of Commercial Plywood