MDF Board Details
There are MDF options to suit all budgets and requirements, but even premier-grade MDF boards are more affordable than solid lumber and deliver excellent face properties for the thinnest laminates and surface coatings for several interior applications.
MDF boards have become incredibly popular for their versatility – they can be used for numerous projects, from children’s toys to speaker cases, cabinets, and even snooker tables. Our various sheets are also perfect for this, as our Standard Grade MDF, Moisture Resistant MDF, Fire Retardant MDF, Veneered, and Melamine each have their strengths to highlight. For more information on what MDF board to choose for your project, see our article on the types of MDF.
Most commonly used in construction or DIY, our standard grade MDF sheets deliver phenomenal properties in strength and durability such as for wall panelling and shelving in closets. This is made all the easier when we are able to provide our MDF cut to size saving time and fuss.
Moisture-resistant MDF sheets, also known as MR MDF, contain a moisture-repellent resin that provides increased resistance to humidity. As a result of this, our MR MDF sheets are ideal for use in high-humidity areas or areas of high moisture.
Fire retardant MDF sheets are suitable for internal dry situations, for non-structural applications, and ideal for use in wall linings, partitions, display panels, or in commercial buildings to slow the spread of fire.
Our flame retardant MDF is specifically designed to slow the spread of fire for up to 30 minutes, giving it the Euroclass C Fire Rating.
For a high-quality polished finish, our crown-cut veneered MDF sheets elegantly add a laminated finish to our standard MDF wood. The result is similar in quality to alternative veneered plywood, enhanced by the uniform and colour of the wood veneers.
Our melamine MDF boards are made up of a clean white melamine veneer that is bonded to our standard MDF wood. The core of the sheet is our standard MDF with 0.5mm melamine applied to both faces. The result of this is a sleek, modern, and clean-looking melamine MDF cut-to-size sheet.
As an inexpensive option, our MDF wood is a popular and adaptable material that is made up of small strands of mixed hard and softwood, combined with resins and wax to produce a hard-wearing but lightweight panel.
MDF wood has a smooth surface that makes it perfectly suited to painting or applying veneers and thin laminates, resulting in a great finish. MDF sheets are available in a range of thicknesses and sizes and can be machined easily for a limitless range of shapes to suit any project. As such we are easily able to provide MDF cut to size, to suit a variety of projects.
Additionally, our MDF sheets take well to most adhesives and paints, so it’s great for customizing for different projects, and it’s easy to fabricate and fix with screws, nails, or glues. The light and smooth surface make it easy to mark up for cutting or sanding down, and MDF sheets can be cut to various shapes and forms with ease using an electric saw, router, or handsaw.
Key Features of MDF Board
Standard-grade MDF boards are a popular and adaptable material that is made up of small strands of mixed hard and softwoods, combined with resins and wax to produce a hard-wearing but lightweight panel.
Due to the small strands that construct the sheet, our standard grade MDF boards are ideal for use in environments where safety is key, as this sheet is light to install and fit.
Our standard grade cut-to-size MDF boards take well to most adhesives and paints, this makes it an ideal solution for those looking to create an inexpensive project, as our MDF sheets make for a cheaper alternative. In addition, we are able to do our MDF board cut to size, making them perfect for working in tighter areas.
Compared to alternate materials, our standard-grade MDF panels provide an inexpensive solution for DIY or construction.
Our standard grade MDF panels takes well to being machined and cut, meaning that we are able to customize your sheet to fit any spaces that you wish. As such, we are able to provide our MDF cut to size, ready for any project. Our MDF boards are also ideal for painting and priming for your design.
With a slight pink tint, our flame retardant MDF sheets are Euroclass C grade, giving you up to 30 minutes of flame retardant properties. Please note that should you consider coating your sheet in paint, you should check that the coating will not adversely affect the flame retardant properties.
Applications & Uses of MDF Panels
- Fitted Wardrobes
- Doors and Windows Frames
- Kitchen Doors Replacements
- Wall Panelling
- Decorative Projects
- Tradeshow Booths
- Theatre Sets
- Speaker Boxes
- Children’s Toys
- Speaker Cases
- Snooker tables
- Internal Doors
- Floating Shelves
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|Material||Wood - MDF|
|Available Thicknesses||3mm, 6mm, 9mm, 12mm, 15mm, 18mm, 22mm, 25mm|
|Maximum Sheet Size||2420mm x 1220mm|
|Minimum Sheet Size||100mm x 50mm|
|Fire Rating||Euroclass D|
|Manufacturers Tolerances||+/- 10% plus 0.4mm (e.g. 5mm cast sheet could vary from 4.1mm to 5.9mm)|
|Cutting Tolerances||+/- 1mm
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Frequently Asked Questions about MDF
What does MDF stand for?
MDF stands for medium-density fibreboard and is an engineered wood-based sheet made by bonding together wood fibres with a synthetic resin adhesive and pressure.
Can I cut MDF by hand?
It is possible to customise your MDF sheeting by cutting it into shape and is a fabulous way to get it to fit around any nook and crannies in your home. We have written a guide for cutting MDF yourself, or we can do it for you, just let us know before placing an order.
How strong is MDF?
MDF is not very strong as it is a compression of multiple fibres, however, it is very dense and durable. As a rule, if you require a sheet to hold a large weight, order a larger thickness, or contact us and we can assist you directly.
Can I paint on MDF?
Often chosen for its inexpensive cost as a furniture board, MDF can be painted to add some character or personality to any piece. We have written a guide to assist you in painting your MDF.
Can you waterproof MDF?
You can create waterproof MDF by adding a high-quality wood sealant, varnish or stain or moisture-resistant paint so that your project can withstand threats of moisture and humidity. For applying any paint or coating please see our paint guide.
What are the best screws for MDF?
To screw into MDF you will require specific screws to prevent splitting. We recommend using screws that are purposely made for MDF as generic screws may damage the sheeting.
Does MDF warp?
MDF is prone to warping and bending when moisture is concerned. That could be a result of liquid affecting the sheet, or even from an uneven temperature causing bowing and warping.