Max Well
by on November 6, 2019
The uses of wood panels are abundant: ordinary flooring, wall or ceiling, etc. Note that there are several types of wood panels, among which are medium density fibreboard (MDF), laminated panels, plywood panels oriented strand board (OSB) as well as as non-oriented (agglomerated) particle boards. A panel is called agglomerated when it consists of glued and pressed wood particles.
The floor on wooden or concrete structure
Floor wood panels are assembled using grooves and tongues. These last are about twenty mm thick. 600 mm must be left between the beams. The beam receives the wood panels transversely. By using screws or helical nails, these panels are well immobilized. PVAc glue is also used to fix the parts. Agglomerated wood panels are also used in floating floors. The workers use an insulating layer. The panels are placed on this layer which may be porous wood fibers or polyurethane. Foamed polystyrene and mineral wool also serve as insulation. Using cellular plastic as insulation requires a plastic film that separates the panel and the plastic. Tongues and grooves are used to glue the parts together. The structure on which the floor is laid can be made of wood, but it is better concrete. During gluing, wedges must be added to exert pressure on the wood panels.
Panels for flooring and interior cladding
Ordinary floors can be covered with chipboard. These panels sometimes represent irregularities that must be sanded beforehand with glass paper. It is possible to surf the products. Before laying the floor, it must be allowed to dry. Small spots or dirt become obstacles to the quality of work. They are then to be eliminated in advance. Apart from the ordinary floor, walls can also be paneled. In this case, the tongues are the most suitable. Ceiling coating also requires wood panels. For this work indoors, dry spaces are needed, even heated. When talking about walls and ceilings, the joints must be open. The cut must be executed accurately.
Facade panels
Instead of using plaster or painted plaster, it is possible to opt for wood panels to cover the facade. The material is light. She is solid. The cut is often made to measure. Designers tend to choose panels over other materials. These panels give off a look of facade. Vertically or horizontally, the choice of the pose is free. The panels have a fairly low thickness. They are used in addition to the decoration of the outside, as at the level of the cladding and the under-roofing. They can be personalized through painting. Others are already tinted. Dyeing helps protect the material from shocks and thunderstorms. For outdoor panels, a ventilation air gap is required. It is also recommended to put a rain screen. Sintered wood panels combine aesthetics and multifunction, including protection and heat.
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