MFC and MDF both are used in the making of office and home furniture. The materials are an excellent low-cost alternative to traditional whiteboards and offer unmatched durability to furniture. Although both are high-quality surfacing materials, each has its own advantages and disadvantages. Let’s discuss the two materials in detail so that you can make the right choice for your application. Read on!
Melamine Faced Chipboards (MFC)
Melamine Faced Chipboard, also known as MFC, is popularly used to make wood products such as furniture. It is made with thick carcass panels that give you superior-screw holding strength, excellent machinability, and a smooth surface finish. MFC is generally made of real wood grain that is repeatedly printed onto a melamine film and processed under extreme heat onto a sheet of chipboard. The quality of the chipboard generally depends on the density of the board – between 18mm and 25 mm. Melamine laminate sheets are crafted to add beauty and perfection to spaces. Available in an array of designs and finishes, this versatile material is widely used in both residential and commercial spaces such as kitchens and retail stores for cabinets, shelves, partitions, and office furniture.
Medium Density Fiberboards (MDF)
MDF or medium density fibreboard is a surfacing material made with wood waste. To make furniture with medium density fiberboards, manufacturers glue various pieces of wood together using pressure, heat, and resins. One of the advantages that makes MDF a popular product is its smooth texture. MDF can be used to make moldings and cabinets. One disadvantage due to which some choose MFC over MDF is that it releases dangerous particles such as formaldehyde that can cause health issues. Besides, MFC is more stable as it is manufactured with thick carcass panels.
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It is clear that MFC laminates have an upper hand when compared with MDF. MFC is strong, durable, and long-lasting and can protect your furniture from the elements for a longer period. If you are looking to renovate your furniture with melamine laminate sheets, look no further than Greenlam Industries’ Laminates brand. Our laminate sheets triumph over the traditional fibreboards on all important fronts, be it durability, applications, or appeal. If you have any questions or wish to learn more about our melamine laminate sheets, speak with one of our product specialists. Simply call +91 11 4279 1399.