Furniture from MDF or chipboard: the problem of choice

Furniture from MDF or chipboard: the problem of choice



Buying furniture requires some knowledge andskills, because, as a rule, this is an expensive acquisition, which is intended for use for several years. In this regard, it is desirable to take into account the characteristics of the furniture purchased, as well as the conditions of its operation, so as not to get trapped and not to spend the money in vain.





Furniture from MDF or chipboard: the problem of choice

















The most popular and inexpensive is furniture,which is made of MDF and chipboard. Externally, pieces of furniture from one and the other material practically do not differ from each other. The main difference is inside, not outside. DSP and MDF differ raw materials from which they are produced.

Particleboards are made from fine shavings and sawdust, whichpressed with glue, and MDF - from finely divided chips, and for its connection requires much less adhesive. This is important, because the environmental compatibility of future furniture depends on this parameter. Particleboard in comparison with MDF is less environmentally friendly material, because the content of glue with impurities in it is much higher.

However, the chipboard is a more durable material. At the same time furniture from particleboard is afraid of moisture, it is also worth considering when choosing the situation of your home.

Plates of MDF possess similar properties. This is a universal material, which a skilled master is able to give any form. If for furniture from particleboard it is fatal to be in a room with high humidity, then the appearance of furniture from MDF is affected by high temperatures, above 70 degrees Celsius. In this case, furniture from MDF can be shattered, as a consequence, lose its "commodity" appearance.