Theo’s Timber is the number one supplier of high quality timber in Manchester. We are a family owned business, based in Manchester and are experienced timber merchants and wholesalers, with clients throughout the North West. We provide all types and grades including Melamine Faced MDF from our extensive stock at discount prices. If you have any questions or need more information please do not hesitate to contact us for help with your next project!
Melamine Faced MDF Suppliers
What types of MDF do we supply?
Our MDF supplied is available in standard, light or ultra light density, and in a large number of sizes. In addition, we also stock a variety of specialist MDF types:
Moisture Resistant MDF
Low-grade MDF is prone to swelling and breaking when wet. Our moisture resistant MDF can be used for kitchens, bathrooms and even wet rooms.
MDF is commonly used for indoor building projects. Our external MDF however, is ideal for outdoor use. For example, fencing, gates and summer houses.
Flame Retardant MDF
This is used where there is a higher than normal risk of fire, in schools, hospitals or hotels, for instance. There are two classes of flame retardant MDF, B and C, class B has been tested and approved to be fire resistant for 60 minutes, using the same tests class C is fire resistant for 30 minutes.
MDF is an excellent choice for furniture, and cabinets due to its stability and strength. Here are some of the significant advantages of MDFs:
MDF can handle anything you do with it. You can nail, cut, and shape it. During production, the fibres are made by grinding wood chips. The fibres distribute themselves to form a homogenous panel. The panel comes in various thickness with smooth edges which can be moulded to different shapes. The small size of fibres creates a flat surface. Therefore, you can overlay MDF with decorative coatings like veneer and melamine. The exterior also produces a clean paint finish making it ideal for cabinets and furniture. MDF doesn’t expand or contract on exposure to heat or humidity.
Economic and Environmental-Friendly
MDF is made from wood chips which are waste products from wood. Many people perceive it as the perfect way to further recycle and conserve trees. Furniture made of MDF is cheap in comparison to those made from plywood.
We deliver to towns and cities throughout the North West. Unlike many other MDF suppliers, we run our own fleet of vehicles and do not outsource our delivery service. We believe that this provides a better customer experience, by allowing us to keep our prices down. In addition, we can guarantee to deliver on your requested date.
For the convenience of our customers, we offer a click and collect service. Just call us on 0161 834 6789 to check if a product is in stock, click and pay for your purchase online, then collect it from us in Manchester.
Medium density fibreboard is a well-known material for making furniture. Products made from MDF are usually high quality and affordable. However, buyers shun away from MDF products due to unfounded beliefs. The misconceptions arise due to lack of knowledge about MDFs.
Here are some of the common misconceptions about medium density fibreboard:
“MDF Boards Are Substandard Materials Used Instead of Wood”
First of all, MDF is not substandard. It is a wood composite material made from wood fibres held together using adhesives. Modern furniture designers prefer using MDF because of its stability, strength and the various design options available. Just like solid wood, there is both high and low-quality furniture made of MDF. However, quality has nothing to do with MDF used to make it. Many people think that MDF is particle board. However, it is stronger, denser, and of higher quality than particle board. The production of MDF compresses the fibre tightly together living no space. Particleboard has large air spaces which makes it hard to work with.
“MDF Contains Chemicals That Cause Health Hazards”
Many people have concerns regarding the safety of using MDF in home furnishings. The concern arises from the use of a resin containing formaldehyde during manufacturing. Formaldehyde is a toxin which may be released when cutting MDF. However, upon completion of the production process, the furniture is safe. A piece of furniture cannot release toxic chemicals to the environment.