Melamine Faced MDF

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Melamine-Faced MDF comprises an MDF core faced with white melamine-impregnated paper. This melamine face duplicates both the look and feel of solid wood alternatives at a budget-friendly price, ensuring a professional finish every time. Because of their dimensional stability and smooth surface, melamine boards are often utilised for laminate veneers and decorative wood panels in a range of visible, interior applications such as kitchen, bathroom and office furniture as well as shelving and wardrobes. 

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What Is Melamine-Faced MDF? 

Just like regular MDF, melamine MDF boards are easy to cut and work with and are much the same in terms of their manufacturing process (bar the melamine face, of course). 

The core of the boards combines resin and wood fibres together under extreme pressure; the result is a board heavier than conventional wood with equal strength. 

The waterproof melamine veneer applied to the boards optimises the durability of the boards, offering a wipeable surface which can resist water and tolerate spills and splashes. 

Where Is Melamine-Faced MDF Used? 

  • Wall units 
  • Office furniture 
  • Shelving 
  • Cupboards
  • Kitchen cabinet making 
  • Hotel interiors
  • Boat fit-outs
  • Fire surrounds
  • Applications requiring precision finishes 

Melamine Board Key Features & Benefits 

  • Equally workable as standard MDF 
  • Environmentally friendly - made from recycled materials
  • Free from natural defects/offers a decorative option - perfect for experimenting with design ideas
  • Smooth sanded surface for a precision finish
  • Solid wood alternative at a reasonable price - cost-effective 
  • Clean, attractive white face 
  • Ideal for joinery jobs 

Frequently Asked Melamine Faced MDF Questions

What PPE Is Needed When Cutting MDF? 

MDF board creates dust when cut, and this dust can be harmful if ingested or inhaled. To avoid health risks, it is important to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) such as goggles and dust masks. In addition, machinery should be fitted with the correct dust extraction equipment, and the workshop ought to have good ventilation.

What Is The Difference Between Wood Veneer & Melamine? 

Melamine is a man-made material that comes in a range of colours (such as white matt and pearl finishes), eliminating the need for further finishing processes. Wood veneer consists of strips of wood that are glued to plywood, resulting in an imperfect, half-done look. 

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