Wood veneer boasts a number of advantages that make it a very popular material. It comes in a wide variety of species and because it is less expensive than solid wood, it makes highly sought-after exotic species more accessible. Plus, veneer is thinner so you can cover a larger surface than you could with the same amount of solid wood, making it a much more eco-friendly product. Because each leaf of a sheet is generally cut from the same log, you have better control over color and grain consistency. And since veneers are pressed onto various types of substrates or cores (particle board, medium- or high-density fiberboard, multi-ply veneer, etc.) they are more stable and less susceptible to variations in ambient moisture.