Particleboard is a reconstituted wood panel product manufactured from wood particles. It can also be manufactured using wood flakes or strands.
A mat of individual wood particles is coated in adhesive resin and pressed together into a finished panel. As the wood fibres in the particles are randomly oriented, the finished panel has uniform properties in each direction.
Particleboard is used for different internal applications, which is dependant on the grading of the material. Common applications include furniture, veneer substrates and cupboards. Structural grade particleboard is primarily used for internal flooring but may be used for other load-bearing applications in dry conditions.