Benefits Of Picking MDF For Kitchen Cabinets

4 September 2018
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog


If you are looking at kitchen cabinets for a commercial space, then you may be able to buy wholesale varieties. This can save you a good deal of money and you can also cut costs by looking at cabinets that are not made from solid wood. Composites are an option and you can often choose a style made from MDF. Keep reading to learn about what this is and what the benefits are to picking this material.

Benefit - Smooth Finish

Hardwoods are often chosen depending on the basic appearance of the wood. Grains can be picked out and so can the wood tone and overall finish. If you choose exactly what you want, then you are probably going to spend quite a bit on the cabinets. 

Some people do not like noticeable flaws or grain. They instead want a smooth, finished, and modern look with a painted or clearcoat surface. This is something that can be accomplished by picking MDF instead of a solid wood.

MDF is a composite that is made from a mixture of small pieces of wood, resin, and wax. These different compounds are mixed together to create a completely smooth surface. In fact, even though individuals will choose cabinets made from solid wood, MDF doors are sometimes suggested to create a finished look.

The good news is that the entire cabinet can be made from MDF because the composite wood is nearly as strong as solid wood. It also resists water damage better than wood, but you should make sure that you ask your contractor about the use of water-resistant materials if you think your cabinets will be exposed to a good deal of moisture.

Benefit - No Warping

If you live in an area that is extremely humid or if you live in the northeast where temperatures fluctuate a great deal, then you cabinets will be put under a great deal of stress due to moisture levels and heat. This will cause solid wood to shift, and under extreme temperatures, the wood may even crack or warp.

MDF does not warp or crack. Since the material is made from a composite material, the entire surface may shift or move as one complete unit. This means the MDF is not unyielding, but it will not move so much that the structure of the material will be compromised.

If you want to know more about MDF or other kinds of composite materials that can be purchased as wholesale cabinets, speak with a cabinet professional, such as at DL Cabinetry Jacksonville.