Better Alternative for Lauan Plywood

RevolutionPly® plywood is a fresh departure from the tradition of using tropical hardwoods to make a Lauan (Meranti) type panel. RevolutionPly® plywood contains no tropical hardwoods. Every piece of RevolutionPly® plywood comes from plantation and sustainable sources and has a uniform and consistent appearance from sheet to sheet. These characteristics are what make RevolutionPly® plywood a viable, long-term Lauan plywood substitute. RevolutionPly® plywood is a better choice for these common uses of Lauan plywood/Meranti plywood:

  • Lauan (meranti) plywood for use as a flooring plywood underlayment: Lauan (meranti) plywood has often been used in the past as a vinyl flooring plywood underlayment. RevolutionPly® plywood is a better alternative to Lauan (meranti) as a plywood underlayment. Today, Lauan (meranti) plywood is inconsistent in appearance and often comes from poorly managed forest sources. RevolutionPly® plywood is consistent from sheet to sheet and comes from plantation and sustainable wood sources. See our website at www.RevolutionPly.com for more details and our flooring plywood underlayment installation guide.
  • Lauan (meranti) plywood for use in the construction of furniture, cabinetry, and millwork: Lauan (meranti) plywood has been a traditional material used for furniture, millwork, and cabinetry applications. As the quality of Lauan (meranti) plywood has declined, it has become a less consistent and reliable product. RevolutionPly® plywood has uniform color and straight grain for ease of cutting, scoring, and finishing. RevolutionPly® plywood is consistent from sheet to sheet. These characteristics make it better than Lauan (meranti) plywood for use in furniture, cabinetry, and millwork.
  • Lauan (meranti) plywood for use as wall paneling: Lauan (meranti) plywood has been used as wall paneling for the same reason it is used in the manufacture of cabinetry and furniture. RevolutionPly® plywood, with its straight, uniform grain and consistent color, is a better product than Lauan (meranti) plywood for wall paneling.
  • Lauan (meranti) plywood for use in woodworking projects: Over the years 1/4" Lauan (meranti) plywood has been the go-to panel for various woodworking projects. RevolutionPly® plywood is a great choice instead of Lauan (meranti) because it is uniform in color, easy to cut, sand, and finish. RevolutionPly® plywood is the ideal Lauan (meranti) plywood replacement for woodworking projects.


RevolutionPly® plywood is a multi-purpose panel substitute for Lauan plywood/Meranti plywood that covers a variety of uses without negatively impacting the world's rainforests.

For more information please visit www.RevolutionPly.com.

RevolutionPly® panels are protected by issued and pending US and foreign patents, including U.S. Patent No. 8,414,996.

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