MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard)
The MDF stands for Medium Density Fiberboard. When the wastage of wood fibers is sticked with the resin and pressure and heat is applied to it then a medium density fiberboard is formed.
Advantages/Pros Of MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard)
The advantages of medium density fiberboard are mentioned below:
- Cost: The biggest advantage of the medium density fiberboard (MDF) is that it is not expensive, MDF is available at an affordable price.
- Flexible: The MDF boards are very flexible.
- Smooth Surface: The surface of the medium density fiberboards are smooth so it is easy to apply primer and paint on the MDF boards. The aerosol primer should not be applied on the MDF boards as it can make the surface of the MDF boards rough.
- Consistent: These type of fiberboards are consistent. The cut edges of these boards are smooth and do not have any splinters or voids.
- Use: These boards are used for constructing the furniture products, storage units, doors, cabinetry, decorative molding, wall panels, etc.
- Does Not Warp: The MDF boards are suitable for the humidity areas like bathroom, because MDF boards do not swell in high humid areas.
HDF (High Density Fiberboard)
HDF stands for High Density Fiberboard. HDF boards are usually made of wood fiber that is taken from pulped and chips wood waste.
Advantages/Pros Of HDF (High Density Fiberboard)
The benefits of the HDF (High Density Fiberboard) are given below:
- Moisture Resistant: The HDF boards are highly moisture resistant, so in laminate flooring these boards are utilized as core material.
- Strength: These type of fiberboards have great strength as compared to other fiberboards.
- Durability: The high density fiberboards are highly durable. These boards can last for up to many years without any damage.
- Use: The HDF boards are mostly used for making the furniture for those areas where high traffic is to be expected.