Your Ultimate Guide to Choosing Between MDF and Wood Kitchen Doors
When it comes to our home fixtures and furniture, we only want the best. One important part of our home is our kitchen, and we want to look nice and comfortable when we are preparing meals for our family. So it is wise to invest on high-quality materials in making our kitchen cabinetry like what we do with our kitchen appliances.
One of the first things you need to decide on when it comes to kitchen cabinetry is whether to choose solid wood or MDF instead. MDF or Medium Density Fiberboard is made from recycled wood fibers and resin, pressed to become solid and dense boards. While it is true that wood cabinets are beautiful, classic, elegant durable and strong, there are drawbacks using hard solid wood for your kitchen cabinetry. Over time, like any other living matter, solid wood tend to contract and expand when there are humidity and heat changes leading to cracks and buckles. In fact, wood cabinets are not suitable for areas that have high humidity levels like the kitchen and the bathroom, so when replacing kitchen doors, it is best to choose MDF made to measure doors.
MDF excellently performs in different environments, and unlike solid woods, MDF cabinets can be painted, making it look better than painted solid woods. When painting MDF cabinets, you achieve a more consistent color and texture all throughout unlike woods with knots and grainy look. MDF kitchen cabinetry construction is easier and faster while wood cabinetry involves a complex process to be able to assemble good kitchen cabinetry. Though MDF may still contract and expand like any material, it is not as extreme as wood and the frame and door move as a one so it does not cause peeling or cracking. Unlike solid wood, MDF boards are available in larger sizes and they can be milled into bead board and wainscot panels. Another great advantage is the cost, MDF is relatively more affordable than wood.
So if you want a kitchen cabinetry requiring less maintenance and you're planning to have it painted in the future, your best choice is MDF over solid wood. MDF can provide you the natural look of wood you desire without spending too much. For more information about kitchen cabinet doors or bathroom doors materials and installations, feel free to check our website or contact us directly. We also offer made to measure or custom doors for your needs and preference.