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What is wood veneer?

Wood veneer is the finest expression of wood. Veneer is a thin layer of wood which is cut from a log. The main difference with solid wood is that solid wood is sawn from a log. This produces more waste than when cutting wood veneer. In other words, processing a log into veneer lets us maximize the added value that we can obtain from a log. No other natural product is able to offer this unique added value. Decospan has developed its activities entirely around this sustainable and exquisite raw material.

Wood veneer applications

Wood veneer is mainly used for interior decoration applications in many different segments. It's ideal for residential projects, hotel projects, offices and many more. In addition, veneer is also processed to create a variety of products such as veneer parquet, flexible veneer sheets, wood veneer boards, wood veneer wallpaper, etc. In other words, veneer can give any interior a unique look and feel.

Decospan wood veneer is available in more than 165 different standard wood species. Specific wood species can be sourced in the market upon request. The thickness of the veneer is between 0.5 and 2 mm depending on the wood species used and/or the application.

Each veneer is unique

Every tree is different so every veneer product has a unique appearance. The same tree can never be found twice in nature. This also means that the colour and pattern can vary within the same wood species. After all, veneer is real wood and not an imitation like laminate or melamine. The latter are both imitations of wood on paper.

The colour of wood veneer is also influenced by light in the room and this can give the wood an even warmer feel. The numerous imitations of different wood types have made it difficult for the consumer to distinguish the real natural product from the imitations.

The wood structure which is unique for every piece of wood veneer, the colour which continues to enhance the appearance, the ability to repair and renovate are just some of the advantages that distinguish the real thing from the would-be products.

Welcome to the wonderful world of wood veneer.