Can I tile on top of phenolic film faced plywood?
We do not recommend you do that. We cannot guarantee the tiles will last on the smooth and slippery surface of phenolic film faced plywood.
How should I store the panels?
The panels should always be stored on a flat and even base under a roof. Stable moisture and temperature conditions are best for keeping plywood in good shape.
Note that if the strapping is removed the pallets should not be moved using mechanical equipment as the panels, especially any overlaid panels, are slippery.
Do changes in temperature have any effect on panel sizes?
When using plywood panels, always take into account dimensional changes caused by variations in the moisture content of the wood. Before installation or surface treatment, plywood should be conditioned for 3-8 days in moisture conditions equivalent to the installation location.
During installation remember to leave 1 mm expansion gaps between panels because the panels can undergo dimensional changes due to changes in the air humidity.
I have some left over pieces of plywood and used panels, how should I dispose of them?
The most recommended way to dispose of plywood is to find a new end use for it.
Plywood has a good fuel value and can be utilised as energy. All uncoated plywood panels and plywood panels coated with phenolic film can be burned in power plants with suitable conditions, where, for example, the temperature is high enough (minimum 850°C).