Lining cargo space with plywood is important, because most vans come from the factory completely without padding, or the cargo space padding is very minimal and purely for visual effect, rather than protective.
It is clear that such minimal protection is not enough, and this results in different body panel damages and dents inside the cargo compartment. Even worse are the outward bulging dents caused by fallen goods that will start to rust fairly quickly.
Fortunately, there is an increasing number of Estonian entrepreneurs that understand that lining vans with protective panels helps reduce vehicle depreciation and increase the residual value.
In Estonia, the most common material for lining is waterproof plywood, or film faced plywood, which compared to conventional plywood, has the advantage of better humidity tolerance and improved stain resistance.