Gray Expanded PVC Plastic Sheet
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- Gray Expanded PVC Sheet
- Easy to fabricate using standard woodworking tools
- Will not rot, swell, splinter or delaminate when exposed to humidity or water.
- Easy to clean and never needs refinishing
Expanded PVC sheets are extruded sheets of PVC with a foaming agent added to slightly expand the material, reduce the density of the sheet, and give it an expanded core. This sheet is a solid homogeneous extruded sheet with smooth surfaces, but if you look at the end grain of the material you will see a slightly cellular edge. The purpose of the foaming is to reduce the actual amount of plastic in the sheet. This reduces the cost of the sheet while also reducing the weight. If you are familiar with Azek building material, expanded PVC sheet is a very similar product. It is impervious to water and holds staples and paint well. This makes it a very cost effective material for upholstery substrates. Expanded PVC can also be easily heat formed and glued with PVC cements and fabricated using standard woodworking materials.
The trade off for lower cost, weight, and density is a slightly less rigid material. Thus, in some large seat cushion panels, King Starboard or Starlite are better long term options. Also, the cellular edge of expanded PVC sheet can collect dirt and be somewhat difficult to keep clean.
Questions / Answers
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can it replace plywood??
BEST ANSWER: Hello Frank, it would really depend on the application. I would recommend giving us a call and one of our customer service reps would be happy to see what options we have available for you.
can you paint with non skid paint?
BEST ANSWER: Starboard cannot be painted as the material naturally does not bond well to anything. However, we do offer anti-skid starboard in the link below: