You’ve probably heard of MDF mouldings before but by a different name. Generally, they are referred to by their product name such as skirting boards or architraves. The name ‘mouldings’ comes from how the product is shaped. They are ‘moulded’ onto the material using a moulder to fit it perfectly to your home. So, what is different about SAM mouldings?
SAM mouldings are usually supplied with two coats of water-based white primer. The only preparation required for painting these is a quick rub with sandpaper. Typically, painting newly fitted skirting boards can be a tiresome and time-consuming task, whether you are doing it yourself or with the help of a professional. However, you will find that SAM MDF mouldings make the job much cheaper, much quicker, and the easiest solution for your home.
SAM MDF mouldings are also incredibly easy to install. This is because they can easily be cut to length and therefore adapted and ‘moulded’ to just about any shape and corner of your home. MDF stands for ‘medium density fibreboard’, which is a type of wood formed with wax and resin as well. The hybrid nature of this wood aids in its durability and you’ll find that MDF mouldings are resistant to warping and swelling. This is particularly useful in kitchens, bathrooms, and other rooms that are prone to steam and water. If your skirting boards were to expand with the steam in the room, they could come apart at the joints and ruin any straight lines. This isn’t a problem you will have with MDF mouldings, not only because they are moisture resistant and will not swell and warp, but because they are cut to size and you will have minimal joints to put together.
MDF = No Defects
A common feature of timber is the presence of knots and defects. The natural whorls that appear in wood can add uniqueness to each length, however it can also mean uneven surfaces and defects that need to be fixed. MDF is free from such defects and you are guaranteed a smooth surface with consistent quality throughout. This smooth surface is not only ideal for painting, but it means from the moment your MDF mouldings are fitted that they will be very low maintenance and require little upkeep to maintain that freshly installed look. A wipe with a damp cloth will be all that is required if you notice any dirt or build-up of dust.
SAM mouldings are an incredibly affordable option for MDF fittings, which often come in a little pricier than traditional timber fittings. However, you can rest assured that MDF mouldings are much more durable than traditional timber, and are guaranteed to last you for many years and remain in top condition. You can also be assured that the wood used in SAM MDF mouldings is FSC certified, meaning it is taken from responsibly managed forests.
If you have any further questions regarding SAM MDF mouldings, or mouldings in general, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. You can view our range of moulding options online at our Haldane Fisher website, where you can also contact us via our ‘contact’ page. Alternatively, you can also call in to you local Haldane Fisher branch, where you can view a selection of MDF boards in store and speak to one of our experts about what option is best for your home. We’re here to help.