A Grade plywood has the highest quality finish, with no visible defects. This makes it a great choice for decorative surfaces on display homes, furniture, offices, retail outlets, community venues and public spaces.
B Grade veneer faces also have a high quality finish, however small sound knots and other minor timber defects may occur. Features using B Grade plywood can be painted , stained or lacquered to give a stunning effect.
C Grade plywood generally contains knots, defects, and filler and splits although these have been filled, the appearance is affected. It is best used for non-decorative surfaces.
D Grade veneer face is a non-appearance grade plywood which can include open knots and defects that have not been filled. The finish can vary significantly, its best to limit it’s use to structural applications where aesthetics are not a concern.