Engineered Wood

Used to thinking about timber as just being round, sawn and split? Think again. These days a Timber Merchant like Tile Importers has a lot more to offer. Research and testing have increased our knowledge of different timber species and also given us new choices such as engineered timbers. Here are some examples:

Composite Products

Made from plastic and recycled wood, composite products from companies like Modwood Technologies can give life-long timber that doesn’t need staining or painting. These products, available at Tile Importers Timber Merchant, are especially good for use outdoors in decking, are:

  • Eco-friendly
  • Fire retardant
  • Feel like natural wood
  • Look like wood
  • Come in a variety of colors and styles
  • Easy to clean
  • Don’t require maintenance like traditional wood

Laminate Veneer

Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) is made for a Timber Merchant by assembling thin sheets of wood together with adhesive to create a solid panel. Usually, the grain of each veneer is parallel, but sometimes they are done cross-grained for added strength. Characteristics of this kind of timber are:

  • Higher bending strength and stiffness than solid timber
  • Available in wide billets up to 105mm thick and 1200mm in width
  • Can be up to 12 meters in length
  • Can be made termite resistant with preservative treatment.


One of the essential modern building materials from a Timber Merchant is plywood, which is made by bonding thin veneers at right angles to one another in odd numbers to create a very strong wood panels that are good for many purposes.Types of plywood are graded depending on the adhesive which binds the veneers, and how weather-resistant it is.

If you need help from a Timber Merchant in choosing lumber for your project, be sure to come by or call Tile Importers for expert assistance.

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