Block board (also known as lumber core) is a man-made board similar to plywood but, in this type of board, the center layer or core is made of wooden blocks. The strips are put edge to edge and sandwiched between veneers of softwood, hardwood, particleboard or MDF (medium-density fiberboard), pasted under high pressure and heat with glue. The chemically treated and seasoned imported pine wood is processed in the own factory of Sylvan Ply, where it gets the shape of the boards. It has been specifically manufactured with an excellent nail holding capacity that allows the block board to be assembled into any furniture.



  • SIZES: 8x4, 7x4, 6x4
  • THICKNESS: 12MM, 15MM, 19MM, 25MM, 30MM, 35MM, 40MM


A particle board has chips of wood that are pressed and glued together. This is the cheapest of the lot, but also the least durable. Again, it is not at all resistant to moisture and furniture made from this ply is prone to wood borers, if not maintained well. However, looking at all the facts, one should not consider this type of ply as entirely useless. Furniture which doesn’t have to bear weight, can be made using this ply. Particle board also known as “low density fiberboard” is not a form of engineered wood. To make the end product water resistant, fireproof, and/or insect-proof chemicals are used including wax, dyes, wetting agents, and release agents.

  • USES: Table tops, Desks, TV units and Bookshelves.
  • SIZES: 8x4, 8x3, 7x4, 6x4
  • THICKNESS: 9MM, 11MM, 12MM, 17MM, 18MM, 25MM.

MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard):

Medium-density fiberboard (MDF) is an engineered wood product made by breaking down hardwood or softwood residuals into wood fibers, often in a defibrator, combining it with wax and a resin binder, and forming it into panels by applying high temperature and pressure. MDF is generally denser than plywood. It is made up of separated fibers. It is stronger, and denser, than particle board.

MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard):


  • SIZES: 8x4.
  • THICKNESS: 6MM, 9MM, 12MM, 16MM, 18MM, 25MM.


In fiber cement there is fiber reinforcement with cement, which contributes to making the fiber-cement material even stronger. Fiber cement board is almost the perfect exterior siding. Made of wood pulp and cement, it is durable, low maintenance, and resistant to fire, bugs, rodents, mold, and moisture. Today fiber cement is considered as a material physically suited for construction products such as cladding and roofing.



  • SIZES: 8x4, 6x3.
  • THICKNESS: 6MM, 8MM, 10MM, 12MM, 16MM.


Plank is a unique fibre cement composite of natural fibres bonded tightly in a high-grade silicate structure. This autoclaved wood-grain siding acquires impressive toughness, yet remains flexible and dimensionally stable. They are Weather resistant, Immune to water damage, Fire resistant, Provides sound insulation, Shatter resistant, Low shrinkage, Flexible, High degree of workability, Termite resistant. This are also available in colored and uncolored, straight grains, teak, floor planks.

  • USES: Exterior use, Cladding.
  • SIZES:10’ x 6”.
  • THICKNESS: 6MM, 8MM, 10MM, 16MM.


Matte-finish laminate:

Matte-finish laminates are one of the most preferred laminate finishes that are used for the kitchen and other carpentry works. These laminates have a moderate reflective surface, and good resistance to scratches and dust, which makes matte finish laminates easy to clean and maintain.

Textured laminate:

Textured laminates simulate the look of different natural surfaces such as Napa leather, raw silk, suede, stone stucco finishes and so on. Textured finishes can be used to bring in an element of depth into any space. Avoid using these laminates in the kitchen because the textured laminate may have the tendency to trap a lot of dirt and grime, which might become difficult to maintain.

Gloss-finish laminate:

Glossy laminates have a mirror-like sheen and a reflective surface that adds a lot of brightness into any space. Gloss-finish laminates give a premium look to the interiors and are available in various colors. One drawback about this type of laminate is that the surface tends to show smudges and fingerprints easily.

Metallic laminate:

Give your home a sleek modern look with metal-finish laminates. The metallic look adds a lot of richness and sophistication to any space. Metallic laminates are available in limited colors such as silver, copper, brushed gold and a few solid colors.

PVC-finish laminate:

PVC-finish laminates are moisture resistant, which makes them highly suitable for bathroom cabinetry and other areas that are prone to moisture. PVC-finish laminates are highly durable and waterproof. They are easy to maintain but give a plastic look.