MDF stands for medium density fibreboard. It is made from particles of wood, both soft and hard and then using a machine process, it is compressed and bound into sheets of different size and thickness which can then be used as an alternative to wood products. Much of our furniture around the home is made from MDF due to the flexibility and affordability of the material.
When we talk of home improvements, we think bathroom, kitchen, carpets, flooring, not many of us think about our skirting boards, yet they are an incredibly important addition to any home, not just in terms of the way that they finish a room but in terms of the barrier that they provide. Skirting boards prevent furniture impacting on walls and they prevent damage to the wall when hoovering and cleaning. They come in a variety of materials and if you are looking for practicality, versatility and a product which can look good with minimal maintenance, then MDF skirting boards could be the way to go. They come in a variety of styles and designs to suit every style of decor , whether traditional or modern and you can choose from different depths of board.
MDF skirting boards are an affordable option for all budgets. In every home there is a considerable length of skirting required, after all, your skirting is placed around the perimeter of every room, and affordability is therefore important. It allows tatty boards to be easily replaced, keeping your area aesthetically pleasing.
MDF skirting is extremely practical. It is easy to install, it covers gaps in your wall which can be common in areas where the wall meets the floor and it is easily attached to the wall and if need be, easily removed too. Painting is easy as MDF skirting in smooth and free from knots and holes which are common in products that are made of wood. MDF is not prone to warping, unlike some of its wooden counterparts.
MDF is an incredibly resilient material and will resist scuffs and scrapes which is obviously really important for high traffic areas and particularly important if you have young children who are likely to be moving around or pets who can also provide a challenge. MDF skirting is extremely long lasting and even with heavy traffic use, should last for many years.
Having a maintenance free home would be our ideal and whilst MDF skirting boards are not entirely maintenance free, as they will normally require painting, they would be considered to be a very low maintenance option as they require very little regular attention. Any cleaning in between painting would only require some soap, water and a damp cloth.
So, if it is a cost effective, practical option with little maintenance, an MDF skirting product would be a very worthwhile consideration. Have a look at the different styles that are on offer, there will be one to suit your budget and decor.