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18mm Moisture Resistant MDF

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Our 18mm thick MR MDF brings durability and versatility to projects in damp environments. This medium-density fiberboard contains advanced binders and additives that create an internal moisture barrier, making it suitable for high-humidity areas like bathrooms, laundry rooms, and basements where standard MDF boards should not be used.

With its 18mm thickness, this cut-to-size MDF provides adequate strength and rigidity for cabinetry, furniture, and other woodworking projects. We can cut this material to your given measurements, drill holes, and round edges and do cutouts for your project, allowing you to get started on your DIY build straight away. 

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Our 18mm thick moisture-resistant MDF boards are engineered to withstand humidity and dampness, making them ideal for bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, and other high-moisture areas. Hydrophobic substances throughout the wood fibres create a water barrier that prevents swelling and rippling when exposed to splashes or high ambient moisture levels. Whether you're looking to craft bathroom vanities, install laundry room cabinetry, or build basement furnishings, our 18mm thick moisture-resistant MDF has you covered for your next project. Its durability and versatility bring the potential of medium-density fiberboard to damp environments.

While not completely waterproof, the 18mm MR MDF demonstrates significantly improved water resistance compared to standard MDF. It retains its smooth machinability while gaining enhanced dimensional stability. The internal moisture protection expands the possibilities for using 18mm MDF in wet applications like bathroom vanities, laundry cabinets, and basement build-outs.

With its slight green tint, our 18mm thick MR MDF offers a consistent, smooth surface that machines cleanly and finishes beautifully. The durability retains high bond strength for overlays and laminates, achieving a flawless painted or factory-finished look.

We can cut your 18mm moisture-resistant MDF sheet to your specific measurements, into a bespoke shape or drill holes in it ready for installation. With our customisable services, you can receive your wood sheet ready for whichever application you choose.

Applications

Our 18mm moisture-resistant MDF is ideal for many applications where high humidity is expected:

  • Bathroom vanities and cabinets - The 18mm thickness provides durability while the MR construction resists swelling from humidity.
  • Kitchen doors and shelving.
  • Use 18mm MR MDF to construct desk table tops, shelves, and other furnishings needing moisture resistance.
  • Garage storage and workbenches - Ideal for garage cabinetry, shelves, and workbench tops where condensation is common.
  • Restaurant and bar areas - Use for cabinets, partitions, wainscoting, and table tops in humid restaurants/bars.
 

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Specifications

Material Wood - MDF
Finish Moisture Resistant (Unfinished)
Thickness 18mm
Maximum Sheet Size 2420mm x 1220mm
Minimum Sheet Size 100mm x 50mm
Fire Rating Euroclass D Fire Rating
Moisture Content 0.5-0.8%
Manufacturers Tolerances +/- 10% plus 0.4mm (e.g. 5mm cast sheet could vary from 4.1mm to 5.9mm)
Cutting Tolerances +/- 1mm

Manufacturer's Datasheets

For the full technical details, download the manufacturer's datasheet here:

Medite MR MDF

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. Waxes and resins create a water barrier within the wood fibres. As a result of this, our MR MDF is ideal for use in high-humidity areas or areas of high moisture.

What thickness do I need?

Thinner sheets, like 6mm and 9mm MR MDF, are good for lightweight panels, overlays and cabinet components. Medium thicknesses like 12mm and 18mm MR MDF are very versatile for furniture, cabinets, shelving and built-ins. The thickest 25mm MR MDF provides extra durability for heavy-duty furniture tops, worktops, and shelving.

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.  You can find out more in our guide: How to Paint MDF

How do you waterproof MDF panels?

Moisture-resistant MDF sheets are already resistant to moist areas and humidity, however, you can improve their hydrophobia by coating them in an appropriate waterproof primer or paint.

How does MR MDF 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. We offer a range of marine plywood boards if MDF isn't suitable for your project.

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4.8 / 5 1021 reviews
Jan Lindsay, 22nd May
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Beautifully finished off and packaged with great care. Would definitely use them again
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Darren Evans, 22nd May
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Happy with everything
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Barbara Baldwin, 22nd May
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Excellent quality, very well packaged
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Katie-Louise Barker, 22nd May
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Cheap quality not correctly cut.
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Nigel Higginson, 22nd May
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Accurately cut as per dimensions required and packaged very well.
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Peter, 21st May
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Really pleased with the quality of this. I wanted an oak top for a storage box I'm making but couldn't justify cost of solid oak. This looks great and the veneer is very good.
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zak Harper, 21st May
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To be fair these guys smashed it
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Rob, 21st May
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Great quality wood, perfectly cut and delivered on time and in good condition
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Maxine, 21st May
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Great efficient service throughout - will definitely use again
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Nick Balmer, 20th May
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Very pleased with your service will use you again. Thank you
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