You’ve chosen you’d like some bathroom furniture, and you’ve made the decision among fitted and freestanding. So now comes the inquiry: what material is ideal? Are there advantages and disadvantages to each sort of material, or does strong wood, the clear leader regarding cost, lead the market on quality as well?
The development materials you’re probably going to experience while weighing up your bathroom furniture alternatives are MDF (Medium Density Fibreboard), chipboard, plywood, and of course a range of types of strong wood.
MDF is a manmade material developed from wood strands which are stuck and squeezed together to shape a board. These wooden bathroom furniture boards are manufactured in a range of thicknesses, have a smooth completion, and are easily canvassed in laminate or painted. There is almost no wastage of wood in its development, which makes MDF an environmentally cordial joinery material. Bathroom furniture manufactured from MDF will be strong and heavy, and, importantly, will have a laminated or veneered finish to shield the inside from the wet conditions in the bathroom, which would somehow cause the units to grow and warp.
Chipboard, also known as particle board, is another composite material, manufactured from wood particles bound along with an engineered sap. Cheaper, denser and more uniform than strong wood or plywood (however less so than MDF), it is not particularly attractive in appearance, yet will usually be done with a wood facade. Its development means that, again, it is inclined to soaking up dampness, so it cannot be utilized uncovered by facade for bathroom furniture. It is similar to MDF in its environmentally benevolent qualities, as it makes full utilization of all of wood, limiting waste.
Plywood is built from flimsy sheets of wood. Utilized as an alternative to strong wood, it is both cheaper and exceptionally tough – it is made by sticking together layers, or employs, of wood with the grain of each at right angles to the last to increase its overall strength, and with an odd number of handles to limit the potential for warping. It is a structurally stable and cheap means of creating bathroom furniture, although it has the same natural barrier to life span that exists with any veneered material: that of restricted capacity for repair.
Wooden facade can be utilized to coat any manmade material to give a beautiful completion which can some of the time even be mistaken for strong wood – however in the event that the facade becomes damaged, your degree for fixing the issue will be restricted. Facade is by their nature flimsy and in the event that you attempt to sand away a profound scratch or a water mark, you may before long find that you’ve sanded away the entire facade.