FAQS

What are Wanderosa’s hours of operations?  8am to 5pm

How do I get to Wanderosa?  See our map and directions link on the homepage

Is there more than one location?  No, we only have one location at 150 Parr Blvd. Bolton, ON

Do you have a price list available?  Please contact our inside sales desk at 905-857-6227 or 1-800-387-7403

What are the delivery options?  Wanderosa has their own fleet of 10 trucks that deliver to the GTA and southern Ontario.  We use recognized carriers for areas outside our regular service area

Can I pick up my order?  Yes, Wanderosa has a cash and carry wholesale counter

I can’t see the product I am looking for?  Call the sales desk, 905-857-6227. Our knowledgeable sales staff will help you

When can we expect delivery?  We pride ourselves on next day delivery providing items are in stock

Can I pay with a credit card?  Yes, we accept Visa, Mastercard and Debit

Can I pay by wire transfer?  Yes, we accept both EFT and wire payments

What types of melamines do you stock?  We stock Flakeboard, Panolam and Tafisa melamines

What is FSC?  Forest Stewardship Council is a certification system that provides internationally recognized standard-setting, trademark assurance and accreditation services to companies, organizations, and communities interested in responsible forestry. www.fsc.org

Do you offer FSC-certified products?  Yes

What colours do you stock?  We carry many colours that can be viewed through the various links to our suppliers

What is a composite panel?

A product consisting of wood, plant particles or fibers, bonded together by an adhesive such as a synthetic resin or binder. Examples include plywood, particle-board, OSB, and MDF. Visit the Composite Panel Association for more info.

What is MDF?

Medium Density Fiberboard is an engineered wood product made from wood fiber bundles and resin, extruded onto a conveyor in a "mat" form then pressed to a given thickness. MDF provides a smooth surface, but like particleboard it is denser and heavier than veneer core.

What is Particleboard?

Particleboard is an engineered wood product manufactured from wood chips and a resin, which, like medium density fiberboard is heavier and does not have the strength of veneer core plywood. Particleboard is a type of composite panel, but it is made up of larger pieces of wood rather than fiber bundles as used in MDF. Particleboard also provides a smooth surface, but does not have the strength of veneer core plywood, and because of the coarse nature of the particles, the edges must be treated in some fashion in the finished product. Columbia does not manufacture particleboard, but can source it in standard UF and no added urea formaldehyde options as a core in decorative hardwood plywood construction.

What is OSB?

Oriented Strand Board is an exterior (phenolic bonded) engineered wood product made by layering strands of resin saturated wood on a mat with a specific orientation that approaches veneer core in stiffness. It is frequently used in the construction of new residential homes as a wall and roof sheathing and as underlayment in certain cases. OSB is a NAUF product by LEED® definition.

What is Classic Core?

Classic Core utilizes veneer inner plies in all but those adjacent to the face and back. The outer plies are made of thin MDF to provide the panel with the smooth surface characteristics of MDF and particleboard but with less weight and improved strength. Columbia makes several types of Classic Core products. Standard Classic Core is manufactured with UF MDF. If your project requires formaldehyde-free PureBond Classic Core, this must be specified during the bid process and at time of order. Availability and lead-times for PureBond Classic Core may vary.

What is the difference between Hardboard and Fibrex?

Hardboard is a composite wood product utilizing an older wet process technology. FIBREX® is a thin high-density composite panel product manufactured primarily from hardwood fibers and resins, treated under heat and pressure. FIBREX® is processed using an environmentally friendly dry process, eliminating waste water concerns.

What is Veneer Core?

Veneer core is constructed with one or more layers of relatively thick veneers peeled from abundantly available species typically characterized by their structural properties and usual lack of aesthetic appeal. These veneer layers (or plies) are laid up and balanced in alternating cross bands for stability and strength. Any decorative thin face of a wood species can be applied to the front and back of the panel. Compared to MDF and particleboard cores, veneer core offers strength, weight and screw-holding advantages.

What is Rotary Cut?

Rotary cutting is a method used to peel a log into thin sheets of wood as if unrolled from a spool, like paper towels . Rotary cut decorative veneer can give a variegated grain appearance, and can vary tremendously. It is usually the least expensive veneer style. Rotary cutting is the only way to achieve a 48" wide whole-piece face.

What is Quarter Cut?

Quarter slicing (also known as Quarter Sawn, Quarter Cut or Quartered) is a cutting method that involves dividing the log into quarters and slicing the quarter log on a radial direction approximately perpendicular to the growth rings to produce a straight grain appearance with the flake from the wood rays typically exaggerated on the surface. It is commonly used with red and white oaks because of the desired flake effect, but may be used on any species.

What is Plain Sliced?

Plain slicing (also known as Plain Sawn or Flat Cut) a log produces thin veneers that are no wider than the log and have a pronounced repeating grain pattern. These pieces must be combined to make a plywood face by "matching" the pieces as desired by the customer.


 

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