The effects of Water on MDF Timber


With our experience in the timber industry, we see time and time again customers who come to us to replace rotten or thickened and bubbled skirting. This is almost always MDF which has absorbed water over time.

We thought we would run some tests ourselves as to the effects of water on raw moisture resistant MDF and we must say even we were shocked!

The rate of absorption was much faster than we anticipated and now you can see for yourself through our time lapse video just what can happen in just 24 hours of contact with water.

We understand that you’re rarely going to be in the situation where your floor will be covered with water, but think about the amount of water that may run under your skirting boards from your mop or steamer over the course of a year, how much water gets splashed over the floor in a bathroom (if you have skirting in your wet areas). The effects won’t happen as quickly as in our video, but over time the result will be the same.

Paint will protect your MDF and significantly reduce the incident of moisture absorption, but this needs to be on all surfaces, including the ones you can’t see! This is why we ALWAYS recommend having your MDF mouldings primed to protect all surfaces from water absorption and humidity, or offer FJ pine timber as the ultimate protection against moisture damage to your mouldings.

Intrim Mouldings have been manufacturing and supplying timber building products for over 23 years. We have evolved to become a leading manufacturer in finely crafted, quality architectural mouldings & handrails & a company focused on service, innovation, reducing environmental impacts & helping customers make their interiors spectacular! Our team is committed to provide you with unparalleled service and advice on your requirements to make the creation of your project a reality. Having invaluable knowledge of our products means we are always on hand to listen and manage your enquiry from beginning to end.We have an extensive range to suit any style or design and elevate the final look of your interior to something spectacular!Our manufacturing and warehouse facilities are located in Picton, in close proximity to Sydney and surrounding suburbs and is well positioned to supply Australia wide. Take a look at the Intrim Mouldings range to see how we can give your project that edge so it stands above the rest.https://intrimmouldings.com.au


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