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MDF Board Collection



Medium Density Fibreboard

Medium-density fibreboard is an engineered wood product made from hardwood or softwood shavings turned into wood fibres. The fibres are combined with wax and resin binder and formed into panels by applying high temperature and pressure. MDF is generally denser than plywood and particleboard and is a perfect building material. It has excellent cutting and drilling qualities and a smooth surface ideal for applying paint.

The product name derives from the distinction in densities of fibreboard. Over time, the term "MDF" has become a generic name for any dry process fibreboard. It is typically composed of 82% wood fibre, 9% formaldehyde resin glue, 8% water, and 1% paraffin wax. Large-scale production of MDF began in the 1980s, in both North America and Europe. Specific applications have driven the evolution of the various types of MDF to a versatile product it is today.

MDF production.

Watch a video about how MDF is made.

Most of the MDF we sell is from Medite — one of Europe’s most recognised brands of MDF. In 1976, they were pioneers in introducing MDF to European markets and now serve as the benchmark for quality, consistency, and performance throughout the MDF market.

Different types of MDF


Most popular boards

Thanks to its versatility, professionals across the UK's woodworking and building industries use MDF in a broad spectrum of projects. Medite's Premier MDF and moisture resistant MR MDF are, by far, the most popular products today.

Premier MDF
The range of product applications for Premier MDF includes contemporary and reproduction furniture, children’s toys, shop-fitting, and more. Medite Premier comes in a wide selection of thicknesses offering excellent design freedom. Remarkable board quality consistency ensures that users can complete the most sophisticated finishing and processing techniques.
Medite MR is suitable for humid interior conditions. It is a substitute for softwoods and hardwoods and a panel product for kitchen and bathroom furniture production, architectural mouldings, skirting boards, architraves, window boards, flooring, and general interior joinery. Medite MR is not suitable for external applications.


Even more boards

Medite has an extensive range of products to suit a variety of applications. Here are some of them available to buy with us.

Premier FR MDF
Medite Premier FR (fire retardant) Euroclass B panel products are fit for use as wall linings, partitions, display panels, ceilings etc. Medite Premier FR products are not suitable for external applications, or in places where the risk of exposure to water or excessive humidity is high.
Exterior MDF
Medite Exterior is a good substitute for softwood, hardwood, plywood, plastic and metal in a broad range of applications including external signs, shop fronts and external woodwork such as exterior mouldings, door parts, garden furniture components, outer display stands and marine craft interiors.
Tricoya Extreme MDF
Medite Tricoya Extreme is a revolutionary wood-based panel product. It exhibits outstanding durability and dimensional stability similar to concrete, plastics or metals, with the added benefits of being made of lightweight, sustainable raw materials and a guarantee of up to 50 years above ground and 25 years in the ground.
Clear MDF
Medite Clear contains no formaldehyde and is ideal for cabinets, display cases, furniture, fixtures and mouldings designed for environmentally sensitive areas such as museums, laboratories, art galleries, nursing homes, hospitals, nurseries and schools. It is only suitable for use in internal dry conditions.


When Medite doesn't cover it

Finsa is another big name in MDF board manufacturing and is well-known in the UK. We don't sell many types of Finsa MDF, and among the ones we do sell are Melamine Faced MDF, Fibracolour MDF, and Iberpan — super thick MDF boards.

Melamine Faced MDF
Finsa's Melamine Faced MDF is an excellent alternative to Melamine Faced Chipboard. It is available in smooth or pearl-textured uni colours on a standard or moisture resistant MDF.
Fibracolour MDF
Finsa's Fibracolour has throughout coloured wood fibres, offering new possibilities in the field of decoration and interior design and allowing a wide variety of aesthetic effects and innovative finishes.

Spanolux by Unilin

Specialised MDF boards

When in need of a more specialised type of board with a particular application, Unilin's Spanolux MDF comes in very handy. Although the Spanolux range also contains the same kind of boards as Medite or Finsa, we only sell Spanolux MDF with particular characteristics other brands don't offer.

Ultra Light MDF
Spanolux ultra-lightweight MDF board has a hard and smoothly sanded surface. It is suitable for non-load bearing applications in dry conditions. This board has low formaldehyde emission.
Light Primed MR MDF
Spanolux Light Primed MR MDF has white and even UV primer coating on both sides, suitable for an onsite, cost and time-saving paint finish. It is ideal for non-load bearing applications in humid conditions. This board has low formaldehyde emission.
Primed MDF
Spanolux Light Primed MDF has white and even UV primer coating on both sides, suitable for an onsite, cost and time-saving paint finish. It is ideal for non-load bearing applications in dry conditions. This board has low formaldehyde emission.
Deep Rout MDF
Use Spanolux Deep Rout MDF when a superior finish is required, and you are deep-routing into the core. It is ideal for making kitchen and bedroom doors and other high-end joinery.

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