Learn the advantages of MDF and understand the differences between the material and the MDP.
The furniture and wooden objects give elegance to your space and combine with numerous decorations. But you know how they are made? Many are made from MDF. The acronym stands for Medium Density Fiberboard. This material allows the production of more uniform panels, facilitating cutting at various angles and shapes without the surface being damaged. So the designs of furniture made of MDF usually have more detailed and creative finishes.
In online shop, you can find drawers, shelves, and niches made of this kind of material.
A piece produced with this material is durable and can receive different types of inks. The only caution recommended to extend the life of the MDF is to always keep it away from water. To clean it, use only a soft, dry cloth and, if necessary to remove stains, use a damp flannel in a solution of water with alcohol.
Differences between MDF and MDP
The MDP acronym for medium density particleboard or medium density panel particles is more porous compared to the MDF and less resistant. This characteristic limits their use to fabrications furniture of straight lines, says Songaah.
Its cost, however, can be up to 30% cheaper than the MDF. Regarding the assembly and disassembly of parts, the MDP has more flexibility, being more stable. Since MDF is ideal to be mounted only once, it allows rounded sections and parts without irregularities.
Origin and arrival in Brazil
The first manufacture of MDF dates from the 60s in the US. In the 70s, the piece came to Europe. In Brazil, the production of MDF began in 1997 and there was a rapid acceptance of the material. Here, the furniture industry is one of the plaintiffs in the product.