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Why Choose MDF Skirting Boards Over Real Wooden Boards

There was a time when there was no other material used for skirting boards except hardwood. MDF skirting boards are now becoming more popular than skirting boards made of hardwood. If you want to know the benefits of MDF skirting boards over boards made of real wood, find out below.

With MDF your skirting board with neither warp nor crack and this is one of its best benefits. And this is because MDF is a man-made material and not real wood. Man made materials do face the risk of warping or cracking even when temperature and moisture content in the areas surrounding it change.

If you use real wood, they naturally react the temperature and moisture changes. They expand when the level of humidity is high because they take in moisture in the air. Wood contracts when there is low humidity. This characteristic of wood poses a problem when joining 2 pieces together. 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.

Another benefit of using MDF skirting boards is that there are many sizes available in the market today. What is good with MDF skirting boards is that you can buy them at standardized sizes. Standard sized lengths enable you to determine the exact number of pieces and the exact places where to put the joins. Since natural wood is sold by meter, controlling join placement can be difficult. You can understand that tree have no standardized sizes because when they are harvested their lengths are not exact.

When it comes to painting, MDF skirting boards are easier to paint than wooden boards. 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. Some natural woods also do not have a consistent surface color so you need to use extra coats of paint to achieve the best results. The dark color of knots will require you to put many coats of pain in order for it now to show.

MDF skirting boards look great after painting since the surface is consistent. You will have a great painting finish with the flat skirting board surfaces from MDF.

These are just some of the many benefits you can enjoy if you use MDF skirting boards to make your home beautiful.

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