The Benefits of MDF Skirting Boards
The skirting boards in a home used to be made of hardwood only. MDF skirting boards are now becoming more popular than skirting boards made of hardwood. Here are some of the many benefits of using MDF skirting boards compared to traditional real wooden boards.
When it comes to the possibility of warping or cracking, MDF skirting boards are at no risk and this is the reason why many homeowners prefer to use this type of board. It does not warp nor crack because it is not real wood. Your MDF skirting board will not get affected by any changes in temperature or moisture.
When you deal with real wood, the difficulty lies in the fact that they react to changes in temperature and moisture which changes its shape. When there is high humidity, wood absorbs moisture in the air and therefore it expands. And when humidity is low the wood contracts. When joining two pieces of boards together, you can soon have a problem with wood. Perfect joins can be ruined if the wood expands or contracts and this will make the join unpleasant to look at.
The good thing about MDF is that it is resistant to moisture. MDF boards then are ideal in places with high moisture content without ruining its looks. Areas like kitchens are bathrooms will have no problems with MDF skirting boards.
You will have no problem finding the right size of MDF skirting boards for your home. They are manufactured in large standardized sheets of different sizes. Having standard sized lengths is advantageous because if you are to estimate the number of pieces you need for your room, you are able to control where to put joins. This is difficult to do with natural wood which is sold by meter. You can understand that tree have no standardized sizes because when they are harvested their lengths are not exact.
MDF skirting boards are easy to paint. MDF has no imperfections that will make painting difficult. There are no knots or splinters that you find in real wood. It is easier to paint MDF skirting boards because of this. When you deal with natural wood, their surface sometimes do not have consistent color so you will need extra coats of paint to come out with the best results. The problem with knots in natural wood is that they are darker in color and they will show through even after several coats of paint.
MDF skirting boards look great after painting since the surface is consistent. Flat skirting board surfaces from MDF have a perfectly smooth outer layer which makes it easy to have a great paint finish.
With MDF skirting boards you can enjoy all the benefits which can enhance the beauty of your home.