Chipboard (also known as particle board) is made using softwood chips which are dried, mixed with adhesive and formed into a sheet and pressed. Chipboard isn’t weatherproof and is therefore prone to decaying and fungal attack if exposed to wetting or humid environments.
Chipboard has many uses including; flooring, packaging, internal wall linings, furniture components and general joinery use.
Common stock sizes are 2440x1220mm panels in 12mm and18mm thicknesses.
P5 moisture resistant flooring grade, tongue and groove all 4 sides is commonly used in the UK for flooring and stocked at most Howarth Timber & Building Supplies branches in 18mm and 22mm thicknesses.