The Benefits | MDF Skirting Boards
When deciding which type of skirting board to order, you may be wondering about the benefits of MDF skirting boards over wood.
Why is MDF such a popular choice? Well, let’s take a look…
Here we’re going to break down our top 10 benefits of MDF skirting boards.
1) They Look Like Wood
So first off, MDF skirting LOOKS like wood, because it is actually an engineered wood-based sheet material. It’s made out of recycled wooden fibres (amongst other things) – so it’s actually very similar anyway. Most people tend to vouch for the crisp, clean, white skirting. However, both paint and stain can be finished with a gloss coat to make the MDF look like high-end wood, if preferred, so you really don’t ever have to compromise.
2) They’re Made of Strong Stuff
MDF skirting boards also last longer than wooden ones. “WHY?” You might ask? Because of how they’re produced. See, MDF is formed by breaking down hardwood or softwood residuals into fine particles, combining it with wax and a resin binder and applying high temperature and pressure. This modern engineering method makes them denser, stronger and more durable.
3) They Don’t Crack Or Expand
One of the problems with wooden skirting is, it can often expand, crack and warp. This means it’s not as sturdy or long-lasting. You don’t get this so much with MDF however – not only because of the the material is naturally made, but the coating we put on our skirting tends to help too! This means you get better-than-wood-quality skirting, that looks just like the real deal too!
4) They’re More Dent-Proof
Another great thing about MDF skirting boards are they’re more difficult to dent! See, with hardwood, even a bounced baseball knocking the sides, or (more commonly) a hoover hitting continuously, can cause a fair bit of damage. You don’t want to have to worry about that, but with MDF… you don’t have to! It’s hoover proof, kid proof and all-round life proof (PHEW!)
5) They’re Versatile
With MDF skirting boards, you also have more flexibility with what you do design wise. The consistency and smoothness of MDF allow for easy cutting of detailed designs (such as scrolled or scalloped designs) using a scroll saw, band saw or jigsaw.
And sure, there’s heaps heaps of profile styles when it comes to wooden skirting too, but with MDF skirting – you can see the intricate details in the profile far easier. It therefore becomes more more of a design feature within your room. (Here, click on through to our style guides for inspiration!)
6) They’re Easier To Paint
Half way there and the benefits of MDF skirting boards keep on coming! What’s next? Well, the ease of which you can PAINT! That’s right, if you want freshen up your room or completely change the style with a new colour scheme (blending the skirting into that too) then MDF is by far your best bet!
See the absence of natural imperfections (like little knots and splinters) make MDF a much easier material to paint. MDF skirting boards also look cleaner and crisper once painted. Click here for our guide on how to paint MDF skirting.
7) They’re Water Resistant
So here’s one you may not have known about! See, with modern technology, MDF skirting boards are now water and moist resistant. This means you can even use them in bathrooms and they’ll be A-Okay. (That’s right, there’s no need to stress about steamy showers!)
Here at Skirting Online, we use the very best MDF we can source, plus our undercoating / priming adds even more protection. This makes your job far easier, and means you can kit out your entire home with skirting – all in one go. Yup, we’ve got you covered!
8) You Can Get Them In Any Size You Need
MDF skirting boards come in large sheets, with a variety of different sizes. You have two different options for length and depth, then a whole range of height options for how far you want it up the wall. We can even do bespoke if you need… Talking of which, there’s then matching Dado Rails, if you want them within the wall too. Handy huh?!
When it comes to then fitting your skirting boards in your home, you can quickly achieve tight seams between cuts with MDF – which makes it the perfect material when creating interior or exterior corner joins.
9) You Can Also Get Them As Fast As You Need
MDF skirting is not only easier to work with, but faster to get too. With us, we offer super express delivery – which means you can order and get your skirting boards as soon as the next day (no matter how much you need!)
10) They’re Cheap
Last but not least then, there’s the price. What if we told you, you could get all of these benefits, and for LESS of a cost?! Well, my friends, it’s true! MDF skirting boards are far cheaper than wooden skirting boards – both solid wood and plywood. And like we said, they really do look great too. That’s why MDF skirting boards are such a popular option nation-wide.
If you have any additional questions or would like help with your order, please don’t hesitate to give us a shout on 0121 824 3981 You can also grab a FREE sample and see the quality of our MDF skirting boards with your own eyes – so plenty of options, huh?