Everything You Need To Know About MDF vs Wood

MDF vs Wood is an ongoing debate among a lot of homeowners. Choosing kitchen cabinets doesn’t have to be a daunting task, for in this article you will learn everything you need to know, and more. Choosing between wooden kitchen cabinets and MDF kitchen cabinets is likely the first hurdle you’ll face. When we talk about MDF, we’ll be referring to what’s called medium dentistry fiberboard. This particular material is generally just a combination of wood fibers and resin, all of which have been recycled.

A lot of people tend to go with wooden kitchen cabinets because they accomplish quite a lot of objectives. The first being strength. Wooden kitchen cabinets have always been known for their strength. They’re durable, can take a beating, and are surprisingly easy to clean and maintain. Secondly, they’re great for a wide array of designs. They can fit alongside those who love simplicity, all the while going great in rustic kitchens and even farmhouse kitchens. They can be painted a large variety of colours, fit with a large variety of hardware, and are just an overall great choice.

There is one pretty large downside to wooden kitchen cabinets, however. As temperatures change, wood tends to warp. The contract and expand, and if you don’t go with the highest of quality wood, things may break. This is a particularly dangerous thing for Canadians, for everyone knows we have some of the craziest temperature fluctuations on the planet. Even high-quality wood will require some hefty maintenance every now and then. Definitely, something to keep in mind before making your decision.

One of the largest benefits of MDF kitchen cabinets is their ability to cope. They are super resilient, and won’t contract and expand like regular wood. A lot of people find that MDF looks better than wood when it’s painted. Not to mention it’s still relatively strong, can be used for a large variety of themes, and doesn’t take much to maintain. Since they’re made up of recycled material, they tend to be a lot cheaper than wooden kitchen cabinets. Not to mention more environmentally friendly. If you want to save the trees and do your part to stop the ongoing climate crisis, you should go with MDF kitchen cabinets!

If you’re still struggling to make a decision, feel free to reach out to us for a consultation. Our experts are more than happy to help. We understand that making decisions like these is difficult, but with our considerable experience and expertise, it will be easier than ever.

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