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We offer a range of MDF types to choose from which can be cut to any size or shape using our CNC router, delivering a high level of accuracy and duplication. Whatever shape you require, we can cut it – just send us your drawings in either CAD format or a sketch and we will create it for you. Our CNC router can also be used for rebating, pocketing and hole cutting, not only on MDF sheets but also virtually any other sheet material for additional customisation. We offer the option to add laser cutting, CNC engraving and mitred edges to your MDF sheeting too.
Using the latest in UV printing technology, we can print full sheets of MDF in one go, providing a professional finish at a much faster rate than painting. We currently only list 8x4 sheets (2440x1220mm) but we’re able to purchase and cut sheets of up to 2000x3000mm, so get in touch with our team today to discuss your requirements. With optional next day delivery, your products can be with you quickly and we also have our own transport service which operates throughout most of the UK for larger orders. If you have a bigger ongoing project taking place, you can contact us to discuss bulk discounts and regular supply orders.
Melamine-faced MDF provides a wealth of finishes, making it a highly versatile product that is commonly used in kitchens, bathrooms and offices. The melamine surface can be textured or patterned to mimic the pattern of real wood, like our veneered MDF, or it can be colour-matched for a bold and contemporary look. From office furniture to kitchen worktops and shop counters, there are many uses for melamine-faced MDF, making it a great material to work with for both DIY projects and commercial environments.
We now also offer 0.8mm paintable PVC edging for our Melamine Sheets! A practical alternative to real wood, expertly finishing the edge of our Melamine and other boards, paintable edging is quick and clean, giving a perfect & professional looking edge. It is suitable for painting and spray painting and all types of paints can be used, water and solvent based.
There are several different varieties of MDF, depending on the application you’re using it for. Our wood sheets comes in a variety of grades we offer the grades listed below. See our wood grading guide for more information on the types available.
- Moisture-resistant grade MDF can be used in areas of homes or businesses where moisture or humidity is an issue, such as bathrooms, kitchens or storage areas.
- Premier-grade MDF sheeting is a high-quality material that makes use of superior wood refining technology and high-grade resins for greater consistency both in terms of thickness and quality. This form of MDF is best-suited to furniture, toys or cabinetry, delivering a reliable and uniform result.
- Fire-rated MDF is commonly used in schools, hospitals, offices or cinemas and can provide up to 60 minutes of fire protection when used in applications such as doors, kick plates or partitions.
Benefits of Melamine MDF
Melamine-faced MDF is easily machinable and can be installed easily, providing a professional finish. With the advancements in technology, this type of MDF can replicate the look and feel of solid-wood alternatives but for a more affordable price. For even cheaper wood alternatives, check out our OSB board. In addition to the wide range of surface patterns, colours and textures available, melamine-faced MDF is also available in a variety of thicknesses to suit different projects. It can be cut to any size or shape with ease to meet exact specifications for easy and quick installation. MDF is a durable and strong material that provides a long-lasting finish for any application.
Applications of Melamine MDF
This variety of MDF is commonly used in retail spaces for shopfitting, as well as for cabinets in the home and in commercial settings. It can be used to great effect in bars as an alternative to solid lumber and plywood sheets, and for hotels such as in hotel rooms or at reception desks. Additionally, it can be used for boat interiors, fire surrounds and furniture such as tables, desks and storage cabinets for a stylish alternative to plain MDF.
|Material||Wood - MDF (Core) & Acrylic (Melamine Faces)|
|Finish||Melamine (Unfinished Edges)|
|Available Thicknesses||6mm, 12mm, 18mm|
|Maximum Sheet Size||2420mm x 1200mm|
|Minimum Sheet Size||100mm x 50mm|
|Fire Rating||Euroclass D|
|Manufacturers Tolerances||+/- 10% plus 0.4mm (e.g. 5mm cast sheet could vary from 4.1mm to 5.9mm)|
|Cutting Tolerances||+/- 3mm|
Frequently Asked Questions
What is melamine?
Melamine is a type of laminated wood. The lamination is applied to the outer surfaces of melamine that can be used to match it to any style of kitchen, including some laminates that resemble wood grain. Melamine is made using particles of wood, paper and resin, which are all combined under extreme pressure.
Is melamine MDF waterproof?
Melamine is waterproof, shatter and scratch-resistant, protecting any laminated MDF boards in the same way. Be careful however of the edges as those will not have any melamine protection.
How do you clean melamine?
Melamine is easy to clean, using just a cloth and warm soapy water. You must also use a dry cloth to wipe away any moisture afterwards.
Can melamine be cut with a jigsaw?
Melamine is difficult to cleanly cut with most DIY tools, giving at best, one clean face, and one chipped side. Using a jigsaw will potentially damage both faces due to the sawing motion of the jigsaw. If you intend to cut melamine, we recommend using a circular saw.
What does MDF stand for?
MDF stands for medium-density fibreboard and is an engineered wood-based sheet made by bonding together wood fibres with a synthetic resin adhesive and pressure.
How strong is MDF?
MDF is not very strong as it is a compression of multiple fibres, however, it is very dense, and is very durable. As a rule, if you require a sheet to hold a large weight, order a larger thickness, or contact us and we can assist you directly.
What are the best screws for MDF?
To screw into MDF you will require specific screws to prevent splitting. We recommend using screws that are purposely made for MDF as generic screws may damage the sheeting.
Does MDF warp?
MDF is prone to warping and bending when moisture is concerned. That could be as a result of liquid affecting the sheet, or even from an uneven temperature causing bowing and warping.