Archive for the ‘Lauan’ Category

RevolutionPly® Decorative Birdhouses – Part IV

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

In decorating our first RevolutionPly® and RevBead® Reversible Plywood Beadboard birdhouse, we painted the birdhouse a dark green and the base and roof brown.  Sticks were cut and glued to the roof to give it an appearance of a thatch roof.  Then beautiful colors of fall were added with orange and red leaves, and pumpkins.  […]

Top 5 Uses for RevolutionPly® Panels

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

1)     Plywood Underlayment – RevolutionPly® plywood is a viable, long term sustainable alternative to  Meranti plywood/Lauan plywood.  RevolutionPly® panels can be used as a plywood underlayment for your next flooring project.  It is suitable for use under resilient flooring, vinyl tile, carpet, engineered flooring and wood floors. 2)     Crafts & Woodworking Projects – with its […]

Cons of Purchasing and Using Meranti Plywood (Lauan/Luan)

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Most Meranti plywood (Lauan/Luan) orginates from tropical hardwood forests that have not been managed for long term sustainability. Most Meranti plywood originates from tropical forests situated along the Equator. These forests have declined dramatically over the past 30 years due to poor forest management. The appearance of Meranti plywood varies significantly from shipment to shipment […]

Professional Flooring Contractor vs. Flooring Installer

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Professional flooring contractors and flooring installers are not the same. Most often, a professional flooring contractor is hired in a commercial installation environment and a flooring installer is hired for a residential one. Flooring contractors are typically hired for commercial flooring installations for the following reasons: Commercial flooring installations are typically more complex than residential […]

It’s Tailgating Time!

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

What better way to enjoy fun, food, and fellowship than supporting your favorite team at a tailgate party. Tailgating is a great American pastime during sporting events and there are many ways to enjoy in the festivities and show your team pride. Patriot Timber’s RevolutionPly® plywood is the perfect choice for constructing Cornhole boards that […]

Premium Plywood Underlayment Manufacturer

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

As a plywood underlayment manufacturer, Patriot Timber Products knows plywood underlayment from the face to the back and everything in between. Since 1990, our plywood underlayment has been used throughout North America. It has a proven track record that includes excellent quality and outstanding product performance. We manufacture premium plywood underlayment including SurePly® Premium Plywood […]

The Importance of Performing the Flex and Look Test

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Patriot Timber Products recommends that you perform the Flex and Look Test to check for any irregularities prior to installing your plywood underlayment. To begin the Flex and Look Test, stand the plywood underlayment panel vertically with its 4’ edge on the floor and the panel face towards you. If you are installing RevolutionPly® panels, […]

Hiring a Flooring Contractor – 10 Helpful Tips

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Your floors are a major investment in your home. Think about it, your floors get more wear and tear than any other aspect of your home. When it’s time to replace your floors, the major components that should be taken in to consideration are the plywood underlayment, who you choose to install it and the […]

Go Green with Patriot Timber Products

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Go Green with Patriot Timber Products All of our wood products are sourced with the goal of promoting environmentally sustainable forestry management practices. All the hardwoods in our plywood panels come from plantations and sustainable sources. Our plywood panels contain no tropical hardwoods or species from endangered forests. For example, most Lauan (Luan / Meranti) plywood in […]

Cons of Purchasing and Using Lauan/Luan/Meranti Plywood

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Cons of Purchasing & Using Lauan / Luan / Meranti Plywood: Most Lauan (Luan / Meranti) plywood orginates from tropical hardwood forests that have not been managed for long term sustainability. Most Lauan (Luan / Meranti) plywood originates from tropical forests situated along the Equator. These forests have declined dramatically over the past 30 years […]

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