Here at IPS Perforating, Inc., we specialize in perforating materials of all kinds. Our perforating services have many applications, and one of them is creating perforated wood veneer. In this article, our team will provide more information about perforated wood veneer and go over some of the reasons why you might want to use it in your building.
- What is Perforated Wood Veneer? – The term wood veneer refers to thin sheets of wood that are applied to thicker boards. Traditionally, veneers were used in furniture making, where carpenters would apply a thick layer of rare, expensive wood to a base of a more common and affordable one. Getting back to definitions, to perforate something means to pierce it with many tiny holes, so a perforated wood veneer is a thin slice of wood with small holes in it.
- What are Perforated Wood Veneers Used For? – Unlike standard veneers, perforated wood veneers are not typically used for furniture, but rather as ceiling and wall coverings. In particular, you will often see perforated wood veneers used in concert halls, theaters, and other places where acoustic design is critical.
- Perforated Wood Veneers and Acoustics – The holes in perforated wood veneers serve to break up any sound waves that hit the panel, which prevents the sound from echoing. This is why this material is used so often in the venues we described above—they allow the building designers to control the noise levels and ensure only the sounds they want to be heard will carry.