3 Reasons Why MDF Is Perfect For Skirting Boards

If you are renovating your home and are thinking about updating your skirting boards and architraves but are not sure which material to go for, we understand as there are many to choose from and each one will have pros and cons to them. However, you may want to consider choosing MDF. This is a man-made material, commonly found in furniture products around the home. MDF is perfect for fitting skirting boards and architraves around the rooms in your home, and in this post, we are going to give you three reasons why.

It’s more durable than other materials

MDF is a man-made product consisting of thin panels made up of wood fibres that have been gathered from hardwoods and softwoods that are broken down, along with resins, and wood wax. This makes it a stronger and denser material, meaning that it’s more durable than other materials. MDF is very unlikely to crack or warp over time or when it’s fitted in areas in your home that are more prone to moisture. 

Having moisture resistant skirting boards and architraves made from MDF around your home is beneficial because when there are extreme changes in temperatures and humidity, they will withstand any damage that may have otherwise been caused if you had used another material such as wood. 

You have more length options

By using MDF skirting boards and architraves, you have more control over the lengths than you would with hardwood, as MDF is manufactured in large sheets and different sizes. This is an advantage over hardwood, as it means you can get both skirting boards and architraves in a standard size length. 

When you are trying to estimate the length needed for your room, you have more control over where the joins can be placed. If you were to use a natural wood product, you are limited because they are typically sold by the metre, meaning you have far less control over the joins. This can cause problems when you are trying to install new skirting boards and architraves. 

It’s a cheaper material

One of the great things about MDF is it’s a cheaper material to use and looks just as good as hardwood. Plus, most skirting boards and architraves are painted over anyway. So if you are looking for an alternative, cheap skirting board option, MDF should be your go-to material. 

When you are trying to renovate your home, it can be quite costly so if you can save money on things such as skirting boards and architraves by using MDF, you may as well, especially if it is not going to compromise on style. The result of using MDF compared to hardwood is very similar, except that MDF lasts longer. 

A final note

MDF can provide you with an alternative option to the more traditional materials used for skirting boards and architraves such as oak or pine. It’s a much cheaper option and is more durable than other materials. So if you are looking for something that won’t require you to update your skirting boards and architraves as often, you should consider choosing MDF.


Unhappy with the designs of your current skirting boards? Maybe they’re warped beyond repair or just very old. If you’re looking to buy new skirting then you’ve come to the right place. My Skirting Boards design and manufacture moisture resistant skirting at competitive prices! For advice on choosing the right skirting board, give us a call on 0333 366 0082 or drop us an email at sales@myskirtingboards.co.uk.

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