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Melamine-faced MDF provides a clean, white outward face to allow for a professional finish. It can easily be used to replicate the look and feel of solid wood alternatives at a more affordable price.
Our melamine boards are made up of a clean white melamine veneer that is bonded to our standard MDF. The core of the sheet is our standard MDF with a 0.5mm melamine applied to both faces. The result of this is a sleek, modern, and clean-looking melamine MDF sheet. We are able to provide melamine MDF in sizes ranging from 6mm to 18mm.
Our melamine-faced MDF is easily machinable and can be equally be installed without fuss, leaving projects with a smart and professional finish. Melamine MDF is most notably used in the construction of desks or furniture that would involve consistent use. The melamine veneer is waterproof and gives life to MDF sheets that would otherwise be damaged if a drink were spilled.
Boasting a consistently smooth white surface, melamine MDF is perfect for use in furniture; workbenches, wipe boards, or cabinetry as it is easily customisable while featuring scratch resistance, and water resistance aiding the strength of the MDF core. As a result of this, our standard grade MDF is easy to fabricate, drill, or affix with screws, nails, or glues.
When choosing your melamine MDF sheet, we are able to add a 0.8 or 2mm paintable edge banding. This is a fantastic option for those intending to use it as desk material. If being used as a desk, we would recommend specifically using the 2mm option as it is a cleaner look and has an ergonomically rounded edge.
Additionally, the light and smooth surface of the melamine sheet makes it easy to mark up for cutting or sanding down, and it can be cut to various shapes and forms with ease using an electric saw, router, or handsaw. Please note that when cutting MDF, appropriate protection must be worn due to the dust particles MDF can create.
While melamine is made from acrylic, our standard grade MDF core is ranked with the Euroclass D Fire Rating, therefore if you require MDF to prevent the spread of fire, please see our Flame Retardant MDF which can prevent the spread of fire by up to half an hour.
With scratch resistance, our acrylic melamine veneer adds durability to our incredible MDF core allowing it to adapt to numerous circumstances.
Due to the small strands that construct the sheet, our melamine MDF is ideal for use in environments where efficiency in construction is necessary as it can easily be lifted and maneuvered.
Our melamine MDF takes well to most adhesives and paints, and when chosen with our 0.8mm and 2mm edge banding options, also allows the edges to be painted.
Made from standard grade MDF and a thin melamine veneer, our melamine sheets are an inexpensive way of adding longevity to a desk through the sturdy MDF core.
Our melamine-faced MDF is easily machinable and can be equally be installed without fuss, leaving projects with a smart and professional finish.
Applications & Uses
- Shop Displays
- Kitchen cabinets
- Wall units
- Boat fit-outs
- Fire surrounds
- Hotel interiors
|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||+/- 1mm|
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.