MDF, Medium-Density Fibreboard, has revolutionized the interior design industry. MDF is a type of engineered wood made from wood fibres from both hardwood and softwood residuals. Since its large-scale manufacturing began in the 1980s, MDF has been widely used for interior designing across the world. The many benefits and features of MDF make it perfect for manufacturing custom kitchen cabinets. We explain what exactly MDF is, what are the pros of MDF kitchen cabinets, the design and customization options available, and maintenance tips, and address some frequently asked questions.
As mentioned earlier, a fiberboard is an engineered wood product made from wood fibres and resin. They are both compressed together, resulting in a strong and durable material. The bonding of wood fibre and resins is done with the help of high-heat pressure, resulting in a smooth surface free from imperfections found in natural wood. MDF is also widely preferred over plywood as the former has better resistance to cracking and breaking compared to the latter. All these features make MDF ideal for manufacturing custom cabinets.
Pros of MDF Kitchen Cabinets
Strong and Sturdy
Even though not as strong and sturdy as hardwood, medium-density fibreboards are sturdy enough to build durable custom kitchen cabinets. The strength of MDF is better than plywood, making it a popular choice for carpentry.
The finish of an MDF kitchen cabinet can make or break the entire setting. Thankfully, MDF cabinets boast a smooth and consistent surface, allowing for a flawless paint finish. This also makes MDF ideal for customized kitchens, as different types of finish can be executed depending on your requirements.
MDF can be easily shaped into styles and profiles, depending on your preference or the existing kitchen setup. This feature makes MDF cabinets extremely versatile, allowing you to unleash your creativity and design kitchen cabinets that are unique and mesmerizing.
Design Options and Customization
Customization is at the heart of everything we do at Alliance Millwork. This is exactly why we widely utilize MDF materials in the manufacturing of our MDF cabinets. One of the best things about MDF is that it acts like a blank canvas that can be painted with any colour you want. An even layering and professional finish can be easily achieved with MDF, thanks to its smooth surface. What’s more? Painted MDF cabinets can also be laminated with a wide range of materials, offering a wide range of design possibilities. You can also further enhance the beauty of your MDF kitchen cabinets with decorative mouldings, trims, and panels.
Maintenance and Care
Ease of maintenance and care is a crucial element that influences the decision-making process of homeowners. We are here to help you understand just how easy it is to maintain and care for MDF cabinets so that you can make an informed decision.
1. Refrain from using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaning products that can damage the finish of the cabinets. It is highly recommended to stick to only subtle cleaning solutions and soft cloths to wipe away spills and dirt from the cabinet.
2. Remember, moisture is bad for MDF. It’s crucial that you address water and moisture issues by ensuring proper ventilation. Any water spills or leaks must be fixed as soon as possible to limit the damage. Minor damages such as chips or scratches can be easily repaired.
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