stability and length
From a technical point of view, there are no serious advantages or disadvantages between continuous and finger-jointed laminated wood panels. However, finger-jointed panels can be a lot more stable. With some types of tropical wood, finger-jointing is advantageous for another reason: using shorter pieces of wood, which are then finger-jointed, reduces the risk of warping considerably.
Tropical types of wood are significantly denser than domestic types of wood - this is the reason for their enormous durability. However, they also tend to warp when there are temperature fluctuations. Therefore, the care and processing instructions must be observed in order to minimize the risk.
Continuous laminated wood panels are usually no longer than two meters and in most cases rather shorter - at least as far as teak panels are concerned. Finger-jointing makes it possible to produce longer panels, which can be up to three meters long.