FINSA Melamine MDF Details
FINSA melamine faced MDF board offers a stylish and modern finish to replicate the look and tactility of traditional wood.
The FINSA melamine range boasts exceptional options in customisation and decorative possibilities. From traditional wood to solid colours, the FINSA melamine wood sheets range allows creative solutions at an affordable price.
FINSA has gained an international reputation as an environmentally conscious brand committed to sustainability in the forestry industry. With certifications proving their conscious efforts, our FINSA range offers a premium ethically aware option that never compromises on quality.
The FINSA 12Twenty Melamine range is a collection of 30 decors designed with makers and creators in mind. Formed by covering an MDF core with a decorative resin-impregnated paper, the FINSA antibacterial melamine board is suitable for use in high-quality furniture and interior design projects.
The core of the material is composed of wood fibres, giving a flat, smooth and excellent surface finish surface. Excellent for processing and perfect to cut and machine, the high density, stabile board provides a greater load capacity, with high resistance to both surface impacts and impacts on mitre joints.
The FINSA melamine boards are constructed with a standard MDF core with the highest quality 0.5mm melamine applied to both faces. The result of this is a sheet that’s both professional, sleek, clean, and contemporary.
When selecting your FINSA melamine sheet, we are able to add edge banding to the melamine sheet matching the melamine veneer. This adds further sophistication and completes the sheet, ideal for those looking for a finishing material.
Additionally, the light and smooth surface of the melamine sheet makes it easy to mark up for cutting or sanding down, and it can be cut to various shapes and forms with ease using an electric saw, router, or handsaw. Please note that when cutting MDF, appropriate protection must be worn due to the dust particles MDF can create.
While melamine is made from acrylic, the MDF core is ranked with the Euroclass D Fire Rating, therefore if you require MDF to prevent the spread of fire, please see our Flame Retardant MDF which can prevent the spread of fire by up to half an hour.
FINSA melamine sheets are machinable and can be installed without fuss, leaving projects with a smart and professional finish. FINSA melamine sheets are most notably used in the construction of desks or furniture that would involve consistent use. The melamine veneer is waterproof and can prolong the life of standard MDF sheets that would ruin when wet. View our full range of cut-to-size furniture boards here.
FINSA Melamine Key Features
With scratch resistance, acrylic FINSA melamine veneer adds durability to the MDF core allowing it to adapt to numerous circumstances.
Due to the small strands that construct the sheet, the FINSA melamine sheet is ideal for use in environments where efficiency in construction is necessary as it can easily be lifted and manoeuvred.
FINSA melamine MDF takes well to most adhesives and can be machined, cut, and sanded for the appropriate size. Please note that when attempted to cut MDF the appropriate precautions should be taken due to the harmful MDF particles.
Made from standard grade MDF and a thin FINSA melamine veneer, the melamine sheets are an inexpensive way of adding longevity to a desk through the sturdy MDF core.
FINSA melamine-faced MDF is easily machinable and can be equally be installed without fuss, leaving projects with a smart and professional finish.
FINSA Melamine Applications & Uses
|Material||Wood - MDF (Core) & Acrylic (Melamine Faces)|
|Finish||Melamine (Unfinished Edges)|
|Available Thicknesses||6mm, 12mm, 18mm|
|Maximum Sheet Size||2420mm x 1200mm|
|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|
Frequently Asked Questions
What is melamine?
Melamine is a type of laminated wood. The lamination is applied to the outer surfaces of melamine that can be used to match it to any style of kitchen, including some laminates that resemble wood grain. Melamine is made using particles of wood, paper and resin, which are all combined under extreme pressure.
Is melamine MDF waterproof?
Melamine is waterproof, shatter and scratch-resistant, protecting any laminated MDF boards in the same way. Be careful however of the edges as those will not have any melamine protection.
How do you clean melamine?
Our white melamine board is easy to clean, using just a cloth and warm soapy water. You must also use a dry cloth to wipe away any moisture afterwards.
Can melamine boards be cut with a jigsaw?
Melamine is difficult to cleanly cut with most DIY tools, giving at best, one clean face, and one chipped side. Using a jigsaw will potentially damage both faces due to the sawing motion of the jigsaw. If you intend to cut melamine, we recommend using a circular saw.
Alternatively, we supply melamine cut to size, ensuring to give your board a smooth, chip-free finish.
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.
How strong is melamine-faced MDF?
Melamine 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.
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 as a result of liquid affecting the sheet, or even from an uneven temperature causing bowing and warping.