Veneer Wood Advantages And Disadvantages: Pros & Cons

Pros & Cons of Wood Veneer

Wood Veneer refers to a thin slice of wood that is glued over some other wood surfaces such as laminate, particleboard, and MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard). There are several pros & very few cons of wood veneer as mentioned below;


  1. Appearance: Wood veneer imitates the appearance of natural wood at a very low price. Nowadays due to the scarcity, natural woods have become quite expensive that makes wood veneer a better option. In order to give the engineered wood a natural wood-like appearance, wood veneer is glued over it.
  2. Flexibility: Wood veneer sheets are available in endless design options as each wood veneer tree is unique. Besides that, the user can customize natural wood veneer sheets from light to dark shade with varnish or polish.
  3. Eco-Friendly: Wood veneer is considered as eco-friendly due to the fact that it can be crushed to form wood waste that will be used to manufacture MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) and particleboard.
  4. Strength & Durability: Once the wood veneer sheets are glued over the weak engineered wood, its strength will be enhanced. Both High density & low-density fiberboards are prone to water damage and wood veneer is applied over such boards to increase their durability.


  1. Water Damage: Wood veneer can get water damage if it is exposed to moisture for long unless a protective sealant is applied over it.
  2. Maintenance: In order to increase the durability of wood veneer, it has been recommended to polish the sheets after regular intervals.
  3. Installation: The installation process of wood veneer is not easy as it requires a skilled worker.
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