MDF is one of the most popular types of wooden sheets. It can be used for countless projects, because it is available in different variants. The material is easy to machine and does not splinter.
Easily order cut-to-size MDF
Have you come up with some great ideas, and would you like to work on your project? Or are you going to make something unique with MDF sheets? Then of course, you can order cut-to-size MDF sheets from us at an attractive price. You will find various types of MDF sheets within our range. Order online and give us the desired dimensions. We ensure that the sheets are cut to size with millimetre precision.
Easily order cut-to-size MDF online. MDF can be cut or milled into various shapes. The most commonly chosen shape is a rectangle, but we also mill circles, ovals, hexagons or even parallelograms for you shapes
Do you want to have your do-it-yourself project neatly finished? Then opt for one of the available (edge) finishes. Opt for a seamlessly finished project with mitre-cut corners or a sleek tabletop with rounded edges. Curious about all (edge) finishes? All finishes.
MDF sheet: what is it?
MDF sheets belong to the family of fibreboards; the board consists of wood fibres compressed under high pressure. This makes the material easy to work with. The top layer, pressing and bonding of these fibres provide the unique properties of the various MDF types. For instance, regular MDF is a budget-friendly sheet material, lacquered MDF saves a lot of time in terms of painting and there is also MDF for outdoor use.
The structure of MDF sheets
An MDF sheet is composed of dried wood fibres and glue. These wood fibres are then pressed together under high pressure and temperatures to form an MDF sheet. For MDF with moisture-resistant properties, a special waterproof adhesive is used. In order to strengthen its moisture-resistant properties, the material is pressed at a higher pressure than, for example, MDF Natural.
Properties of MDF
MDF sheets offer many interesting advantages. Because MDF are manufactured sheets, various properties have been added to the sheets and a complete MDF family has been created. Each MDF type has its strength properties. In general, you can say that MDF sheets are strong sheets that can be used for many projects. In addition, it is easily processed and easy to saw or mill to size. Both manually and by machine. This way, it can be easily milled into a wide variety of shapes.
In addition, this material does not splinter because it consists of a very fine fibrous structure. You can use all connection systems for MDF sheets and almost all thicknesses of MDF are strong enough for structural interior applications.
Where wood and wooden sheets can deform in humid conditions and at different temperatures, MDF is one of the most stable sheet materials. Where timber board, solid and plywood will warp in humid conditions and temperature differences, MDF is minimally affected. However, the edges of MDF sheets are more vulnerable to moisture than other sheet materials. This makes it important to give the edges extra attention and to finish them with an edge sealer when opting for MDF sheets.
In addition, the bending strength of MDF is very high. The breaking point is very high, and you benefit from exceptional wear resistance. Countersinking screws in MDF is also simple.
Types of MDF sheets
MDF sheets are available in various types. For example, MDF is available in variants for both indoor and outdoor use, with or without a top layer. Think of moisture-resistant MDF, fire-retardant MDF, MDF for exterior use and even MDF Tricoya, MDF that can be used outdoors. Start your project with MDF!
Our range of MDF sheets includes the following types:
- MDF natural
- MDF moistureresistant V313
- MDF film
- MDF primed
- MDF black V313
- MDF tricoya
MDF sheets and moisture
There are various MDF sheets that are resistant to moisture. For example, our range includes MDF that can be used in damp indoor rooms, such as in a bathroom or kitchen. There is also MDF that is suitable for outdoor applications, such as garden furniture or planters. Read on to find the right sheet material for your project!
MDF sheets for outdoor use
The MDF family has even developed a sheet material for outdoor use. A strong, hard pressed sheet material that will last for years, even underground. How? Thanks to the hard pressing and special coating, the properties of MDF Tricoya are incredibly strong. A proven sheet material that warps minimally when in contact with water and lasts for years, even outdoors.
Different colours and top layers of MDF
Do you have a project with a dark look in mind? Would you like to finish your space with a sleek skirting board? Or are you looking for an eye-catcher display? Then opt for coloured MDF. Coloured MDF sheets are compressed fibres through which a dye is mixed. As a result, the sheets are coloured through-and-through. Give your next project a creative touch with this MDF variant. Various colours are available, including black moisture-resistant MDF.
Available thicknesses of MDF
MDF can be ordered in different thicknesses. You can easily specify your desired thickness while configuring your sheet material. This way you can be sure that the sheet material meets your requirements: both the size and thickness of the material. We have various thicknesses of MDF in our range.
In our web shop you can order MDF 6 mm, MDF 9 mm, MDF 12 mm, MDF 15 mm, MDF 18 mm, MDF 22 mm, MDF 25 mm, MDF 30 mm and MDF 38 mm and have them cut to size.
DIY tips for assembling and finishing MDF
For all sheet materials, but for MDF in particular, it is important to finish the edges with edge sealer before you start assembling it. Because the fibre structure of the edges of MDF is exposed, it absorbs extra moisture and paint.
Common applications of MDF
MDF is certainly not standard. It is available in many types and the widely used applications of MDF are related to this. If moisture-resistant properties are needed, MDF Moistureresistant V313 is a good choice. In addition to the moisture-resistant variant, there is also a variant for outdoor applications, namely MDF Exterior. For outdoor applications that need to withstand anything, there is MDF Tricoya. For applications where fire-retardant qualities are important, MDF Fire Retardant can be chosen.
Alternatives to MDF
Is MDF not what you're looking for? Take a look at our entire range of wooden sheets; everything is cut or milled down to the millimetre. Find the ideal wood type for your next project!
MDF or plywood?
Where MDF is composed of bonded fabric fibres, plywood consists of bonded veneer layers. Both are manufactured sheets and have unique properties. Plywood has the warm appearance of real wood and MDF has the advantage that it does not warp.
MDF or timber board?
The main difference between MDF and timber board is the appearance of the material and the way the sheets are constructed. Timber board consists of glued wooden blocks, also called slats. MDF is made up of bonded fibres. Is appearance important? Then opt for timber board. Is functionality important? Then choose MDF.
The difference between MDF and OSB
MDF and OSB are identical in terms of manufacture. Where MDF is made of fabric fibres, OSB uses coarse fibres. OSB has a entirely different appearance. In terms of assembly, both panels are easy and quick to assemble. However, MDF is more versatile.