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3 Reasons to Choose MDF Skirting Boards

3 Reasons to Choose MDF Skirting Boards

MDF or medium-density fibreboard is a man-made wood product, which is made by combining hardwood and softwood fibres with wax and a resin binder. This process means that MDF is not only a very strong and durable building material, but it also offers a beautifully smooth finish that is free from any natural defects. These key attributes make MDF one of the most popular materials for skirting boards and architrave.

Read on to learn three more advantages of MDF and why it is a great material to choose for your skirting boards and architrave…

  1. MDF is a tough and long-lasting material, which does not expand and contract like solid wood when there is a change in humidity. This means that MDF skirting and architrave is an ideal choice for bathrooms and kitchens, as you will not have to worry about cracks or water damage once it has been installed.
     
  2. Another reason why MDF is a popular choice for skirting boards and architrave is because it is a much cheaper alternative to solid wood varieties. Additionally, because it is a man-made product, it can be manufactured in lager quantities and in a variety of shapes and sizes.
     
  3. The surface of MDF is smooth, unlike solid wood which can have natural defects such as knots and grains. This makes MDF a much easier material to paint. Some solid woods can also have many colour variations, which can be hard to cover with paint and require several coats to achieve an even finish.