Collection: Chipboard
Chipboard has excellent lamination properties and high stability. Chipboard is made from wood particles glued together under heat and pressure. Contact Build4less on 020 3481 1978 or Live Chat if you need advice - Read Our Guide To know more about Chipboards.
22mm Egger Protect Grey Chipboard Flooring Sheet 2.4m x .6m
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Collection: Chipboard Flooring | Chipboard Sheets

What is Chipboard?

Chipboard is also known as particleboard and low-density board is an engineered wood product manufactured from wood chips and a synthetic resin or other suitable binders, which is pressed and extruded. Wood particles are glued together with an adhesive, under pressure and heat to manufacture chipboard. Chipboards are available in various sizes and thickness like high density, medium density and normal.

Chipboard sheets or particleboard have excellent mechanical properties and as it is available in various densities makes it best suited for floor decking. According to the environmental conditions, different grades of chipboards are used. Sawdust, wood chips obtained by shredding waste, recycled wood and softwood chips are used to manufacture chipboards. Chipboards sheets are only attractive when coated with melamine.

Chipboard

Chipboards have a significant influence on furniture design marketing from decades. In dry environments, veneered chipboards are preferred over veneered plywood because particleboard is cheap, stable and robust.

Medium Weight Chipboard

We are an online retailer that specializes in construction material supplies, including medium-weight chipboard. This type of chipboard is made from medium-density fiberboard, or MDF, and is used for a variety of applications, including shelving, cabinetry, and furniture making. 

Medium-weight chipboard is denser and stronger than standard particle board, making it an ideal choice for projects that require a high level of durability. However, it is also significantly heavier than particle board, so it is not recommended for use in applications where weight is a concern. 

What's another name for chipboard?

Chipboard is known by a few different names, for example, soildboard and greyboard. This  can also refer to a material that’s made from wood scraps. 



Is chipboard the same as cardboard?

Chipboard is very versatile paper stock that can be converted for a variety of uses from industrial to commercial. Cardboard is a paper-based material that is often used for packaging. It is made by bonding together multiple layers of paper pulp and then pressing and drying them. Cardboard is a very versatile material, and it can be used for everything from boxes to packaging material. 

It isn’t the same as cardboard. While chipboard is a similar competitive alternatives to cardboard, it is not corrugated. Therefore, it’s not hollow internally like cardboard is, hence better product quality compared to others.

Cardboard sheets are available in different sizes.

Cardboard sheets comes with different dimensions and colours. 

Grafix medium weight is another type of chipboard sheet.

What is the difference between OSB and Chipboards?

OSB is essentially a board composed of wood strands, all of which are oriented or arranged in a manner that maximizes durability and strength. Whereas Chipboard is made of small wood particles which are glued together to form a sheet. Materials like sawdust, woodchips, shavings and other shredding waste are used to manufacture chipboards. OSB boards are more durable and sturdy than chipboards.

What is the Difference between Plywood and Particleboard?

Plywood Vs Chipboard

Plywood is made from thin layers or piles of wood which is glued together. The wood layer used in plywood is typically made of softer wood like birch. Whereas chipboards are manufactured by using small wood particles which are glued together to form a sheet. Plywood layers are arranged in a cross-grain pattern where in case of particleboard wood shaving, wood particles and sawdust are mixed together with glues.

What is Chipboard Used For?

Depending on the density, chipboard is used for all kinds of different interior building and decorating projects.

The highest-density grades of chipboard are as follows:

  • Kitchen worktops
  • kitchen cabinets
  • Flooring and underlay
  • Flatpack furniture
  • Building insulation

lower-density chipboard is also often used for:

  • Inner elements of furniture
  • Interior home accents
  • Trims and mouldings
  • Windows and doors
  • Soundproofing and acoustics Insulation
  • Packaging

What is the Difference between MDF boards and particleboard?

How to cut chipboard

If you have a mechanical saw, a band or table-top blade will work best for cutting chipboard. We wouldn’t recommend trying to use hand tools as they can leave rough edges and an inaccurate finish on this material due to its particular nature.

 

Cutting raw chipboard is straightforward, but if you want to make sure that your project looks good from every angle consider cutting with the coated side facing upwards. If not done properly this can result in an unattractive bottom edge because of how rough it will be after being cut through both materials at once.

 

How to Paint & Seal Chipboard

When painting chipboard, it is important to keep in mind that the surface will need more work than other materials. Below are some basic steps on how to paint the chipboard.

 

  1. Prepare the chipboard: To add a nice paint coverage on your chipboard, you need to make sure that it is completely clean and free of any oily marks or dust particles. Wearing gloves, start by closely inspecting the surface of this cardboard and wipe away anything with an excess amount of greasy substances using just water-soaked towels which will also help avoid getting messy while working in between coats!

 

  1. Sand the board down: Sanding to a smooth surface finish will also help your sealant and paint stick to the board more easily. After sanding, wipe down the entire board with a dry cloth to remove any residue and increase your chances for success.

 

  1. Prime the chipboard: This is a quick and easy way to give your chipboard the surface that will make painting easier for you. First, protect it with primer by placing it in a well-ventilated space and wearing gloves so as not to get any on hands or skin then apply two coats of latex paint until fully covered. 

 

  1. Start painting the chipboard: Your new floor is ready for paint! Take your brushes and choose the best type of acrylic, canvas or any other paint without heavy water or oil base. Be sure to let it dry thoroughly before putting anything down on top, because if there's still moisture coming out from between the cracks then you're likely going to have an uneven finish. This will give natural look. 


Seal your chipboard: Your paint is now dry and you’ve sealed the board. This will keep it from getting damaged, while also making sure that there's a protective layer against moisture in case anything spills on top of your beautiful new floor!

What are the advantages and disadvantages of chipboard?

Chipboards offer several advantages over other available alternatives like Plasterboards and OSB boards and plywoods and the advantages are as follows:

1. Cost advantages

Chipboards provide another alternative to solid wood and are reasonably priced. It plays as an economical alternative to solid wood for furniture manufacturing.

2. Environmental friendly

Chipboards are more environmentally friendly than other alternatives as it is manufactured from 70 per cent recycled materials.

3. Attractiveness

Variety of finishes are possible by covering the chipboard with laminate. Laminates like veneers, melamine, decorative laminates, Industrial laminates, and digitally printed laminates. To increase the appearance of the chipboards a sheet of real wood can also be attached n top.

4. Strength and Durability

Chipboard is a sturdy and durable material which under pressure will holp wu well and will protect the shipping item better than corrugated. When chipboard used to manufacture furniture instead of solid wood it will create strong furniture that too without weak spots.

And the disadvantages of Chipboards are as follows:

1. Moisture retention

Chipboards hold any moisture it comes in contact with and retains the moisture like a sponge. The board will swell and become unstable if left wet for a long time.

2. Cutting disadvantages

Chipboard does not cut well and always leave a rough edge. An appearance of a finished edge can be gained by using adhesive caps.

3. Cracking

Particleboards are prone to cracking particularly if you plan to drive nails or screws into the surface.

4. Splintering

Chipboards are also prone to splintering. There are various fasteners available in the market specially designed to use for chipboards but driving these fasteners near the edges of the chipboard is a strong risk and dicey proposition.

5. Adhesive Issues

When the adhesive fails when used with chipboard either because of improper application or heavy load. It will often pull a large piece of Chips with it and will damage the board.

Why is chipboard used for kitchen worktops?

High-density chipboards are rigid and hard-wearing which make them ideal for use as the carcass for a kitchen unit, Flooring and Worktops.

Can you waterproof the chipboard Product?

There is no such thing as a waterproof chip board. Moisture-resistant chipboards are available in the market and are better than the standard particleboards but still swells up if left wet for a long time.

Applications

  • The range of product applications for Chipboard Includes:
  • Packaging
  • Interior Doors & Worktops
  • Flooring
  • Kitchens

All grades of chipboard have a coarse finish and most varieties tend to absorb water, which limits usage.

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