We offer different types of MDF sheets for various applications which can be cut to any size or shape using our CNC router for a high level of accuracy and duplication. Whatever shape you have in mind, we can cut it – all you need to do is send us your drawings, in either CAD format or a sketch, and we can create it for you. Our CNC router can be used for rebating, pocketing and hole cutting on MDF sheets, as well as virtually any other sheet material. There is also the option to add laser cutting, CNC engraving and mitred edges to your MDF sheeting.
Using state-of-the-art UV printers, we can print full sheets of MDF in one go, providing a consistent finish at a much faster rate than painting. We currently only list 8x4 sheets (2440x1220mm) but we’re able to purchase and cut sheets of up to 2000x3000mm, so get in touch with our team today to discuss your requirements. With optional next day delivery, your products can be with you fast. For bigger orders, we have our own transport service which operates throughout most of the UK. If you have a larger ongoing project taking place, you can contact us to discuss bulk discounts and regular supply orders.
Strong and resilient, 12mm moisture-resistant MDF sheets are the ideal board to use in environments which are prone to humidity and high moisture levels. Compared to standard MDF, the moisture-resistant MDF sheets, also known as MR MDF, contain a moisture-repellent resin which provides a greater resistance to humid conditions. Moisture-resistant MDF is a premium-grade product that is designed for interior environments that are prone to humidity and damp. We provide custom-cutting services for our 12mm moisture-resistant MDF sheets so you can order your product to arrive in any size or shape you require. With a fast turnaround time and quick delivery, you will be able to make use of your MDF sheeting as soon as possible.
12 Moisture Resistant MDF Uses
There are several different varieties of MDF, depending on the application you’re using it for.
- Moisture-resistant grade MDF can be used in areas of homes or businesses where moisture or humidity is an issue, such as bathrooms, kitchens or storage areas.
Advantages of 12mm Moisture-Resistant MDF
Moisture-resistant MDF shouldn’t be mistake for being the same as water-resistant wood, as it’s still prone to swelling and warping if it comes into contact with water. However, it is an incredibly useful and durable material with many benefits. MR DF is easy to fabricate and fix into place with glues, screws or nails, and it can be cut to suit different shapes and sizes on-site if need be. Because of the smooth surface texture of MDF, it’s the ideal substrate for painting and sealing with varnishes or stains, or even using veneers and laminates, and the light surface makes marking up the materials really easy.
An added benefit of using moisture-resistant MDF is the environmental impact it has. MDF is made up of recycled offcuts, wood chippings and sawdust that would otherwise be discarded. Different manufacturers will list how much recycled material makes up their product but MDF is largely considered to be a green and environmentally-friendly product. MR MDF is a great material choice for any application that is situated in a humid environment, as it will withstand the conditions without losing its structural integrity. 12mm moisture-resistant MDF is sturdy and durable and is suitable for use with all woodworking machines or hand tools. The consistent machining characteristics make it ideal for high-quality surface finishes to any application. We also offer fire retardant MDF.
Applications of 12mm Moisture Resistant MDF
Moisture-resistant MDF is best-suited to applications such as cabinets, window frames or boxing in pipes in kitchens or bathrooms. It can be used to great effect in boiler rooms or laundry and utility rooms, as well as cubicles and washrooms. This variety of MDF is also popular for shop fitting, bars and for general joinery. The moisture-repelling resins in this material make it a superior product in comparison to standard MDF for these types of application. It can be cut and manipulated with the use of hand tools and power tools and is easy to sand down for a smooth and professional finish which also prevents harmful fibres from being released. We also offer 9mm MDF and 15mm MDF.
|Material||Wood - MDF|
|Finish||Moisture Resistant (Unfinished)|
|Available Thicknesses||6mm, 9mm, 12mm, 18mm|
|Maximum Sheet Size||2420mm x 1220mm|
|Minimum Sheet Size||100mm x 50mm|
|Fire Rating||Euroclass D Fire Rating|
|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
What is moisture-resistant MDF?
With a slight green tint, water resistant MDF, also known as MR MDF, contains a moisture-repellent resin that provides increased resistance to humidity. As a result of this, our MR MDF is ideal for use in high humidity areas or areas of high moisture.
Is all MDF moisture-resistant?
Not all MDF is moisture-resistant. MDF is a porous material, and moisture-resistant sheets prevent the MDF sheets from warping or being affected by moisture.
Can you paint moisture-resistant MDF?
Often chosen for its inexpensive cost to create furniture, 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.
How do you waterproof MDF panels?
Moisture-resistant MDF sheets are already resistant to moist areas and humidity, however, you can improve its hydrophobia by coating it in an appropriate waterproof primer or paint.
Can you bond overlays directly to MR MDF?
Yes, MR MDF has excellent bonding properties for laminates and veneers. PVA wood glues achieve high-strength joints.
Do you need to prime moisture-resistant MDF?
Moisture-resistant MDF is easier to paint than other MDF types, however, we still recommend using a primer to ensure an even flat paint coverage. We are equipped with providing your sheets primed for you saving you time and effort.
How should edges be treated on MR MDF?
Edges can be finished with self-adhesive edging strips, solid wood edging, or PVC edging using standard techniques.
How does it compare to plywood for moisture resistance?
Plywood uses waterproof glues but can still separate when wet. MR MDF retains its form and strength better than wood-based boards.