FA Mitchell is one of the premier sources of medium density fibreboard or MDF supplies for clients in Sydney and across Australia. We have an extensive range of MDF sheets to offer you.
We also provide expert cutting services and will happily advise you on what kind of MDF or other plywood is ideal for your commercial project. Whether you are fitting out a school, office building, warehouse or film set, we can help you.
We source 100% of our MDF supplies from local plantations. These are guaranteed renewable sources and are certified with zero formaldehyde emission rating.
Find out more about our extensive MDF sheets range below.
What is medium density fibreboard (MDF)?
MDF or Medium Density Fibreboard is created by combining broken-down hardwood and softwood residuals with the help of wax and resin adhesives. This process is undertaken under high temperature and pressure conditions. The resulting wood fibreboard is homogeneous and has very low levels of minerals in its composition.
MDF sheeting gives a very fine finish to interior surfaces. Its surface is so smooth that it lends itself well to painting.
General Features of MDF Sheets
Thinner MDF sheets are well suited to cabinet and interior furniture. Thicker boards are good for doors and partitions. MDF sheets will not stain other materials. When cut, MDF edges look smooth because of the fineness of the surface and the homogeneity of the material itself. Cutting will not reveal any void nor create splinters.
Because it is made of fine particles, MDF does not hold metal screws as well as natural wood. And unless well-sealed, it absorbs water like a sponge. (Seasoned MDF manufacturers, however, offer a few solutions to help you work around these limitations.)
Most common MDF applications:
- Fixed interior wall panelling
- Movable room dividers
- Moldings and inner room doors
- Architectural millwork (e.g., ornamental features or panels)
- Lightweight shelving, display units, cabinets and other furniture
Our range of medium density fibreboard (MDF) sheets
Standard Grade MDF sheeting is a flexible product suitable for many types of applications. It has a uniform density, precision-control thickness and sanding smoothness, which lets you achieve great surface finish.
MDF panels can be applied to a host of residential and commercial fixtures, including (but not limited to) slot walls, millworks, store fixtures and cabinetry.
MR (Moisture-Resistant grade) medium density fibreboard
Moisture-resistant (MR) panels are suitable for interiors with some exposure to wetness and humidity. While the Moisture Resistant Grade of MDF is good enough to tackle 80% relative humidity, it can also counter even higher relative humidity for short periods. It is a brilliant alternative material for display fixtures, kitchen cabinetry, school casework and store fixtures.
Melamine paper overlays add an aesthetic dimension to medium density fibreboards. These overlays come in a myriad of colour combinations and patterns to match any interior design. Melamine-overlaid MDF goes through thickness tolerance, density tolerance, and bending strength tests. The overlays are easy to clean, semi-water resistant, and resistant to abrasion and micro-bacterium.
Timber veneer MDF have natural wood overlays and is suitable for interior features that need to be decorative and stronger. The timber overlays’ grain texture, colours and natural features (i.e., knots and fissures) can vary.
Timber veneer MDF can be used for any kind of substrate and is easily cut to size. Thus, applications can range from kitchen and bedroom cabinetry to luxury hotel wall panelling.
Fire Retarded (FR) grade
FR-grade MDF is suitable for areas where building regulations require the use of Fire Resistant Grade material. These certified fibreboards also undergo various toxic control tests. Like other MDF variants, FR-grade MDF can be subjected to full-fledged cutting and edging. It is largely used to offer structural support to interior panels, cabinets, furniture and wardrobe.
This variant of MDF is coloured all the way through, using a dyeing technique called integral colouring. This cuts out the need for repainting if the material is scratched.
While through-colour MDF often comes in shades of black (a popular designer’s choice), it is also sold in other colours. The product is formaldehyde-free and safe for use as display racks, panels, and furniture. It also has fairly high levels of transverse tensile strength and screw-holding strength compared to other MDFs.
Your MDF Sheets Supplier in Sydney and NSW
With FA Mitchell’s MDF supplies, you can fulfil a variety of creative visions.
A wide variety to choose from
At FA Mitchell, our medium-density fibreboard (MDF) comes in a wide range of thicknesses and sizes. Our sizes range from 1800×1200 to 3600×1800, and thicknesses from 3mm to 32 mm. It is also available in Standard or Moisture Resistant (MR) formats. Our MDF can come overlaid with white melamine and in an assortment of decorative colours.
Cut-to-size customisation of medium density fibreboard
We can also cut MDF to size and edge bands with colours that match. Our in-house contractors can do it for you, and they help us effectively reduce waste in the process.
Some regulations prevent plywood manufacturers from cutting to size at the client site because of the fine particle dust involved. We are, however, at a distinct advantage because we can do the customisation at our place. We take pride in creating custom scrolled or scalloped designs with the help of a band saw, scroll saw or jigsaw.
Guaranteed quality with guaranteed safety
And FA Mitchell does not compromise safety for quality, either. We source all our MDF supplies from accredited plantation forests in Australia. As we offer you the best quality products, we also aim to comply with stringent Australian standards. The Engineered Wood Products Association of Australasia (EWPAA) always audits our products before they go on the market.
With overseas manufacturers and distributors, the quality will always be in question. Often, the product reaches Australia after passing through various intermediary locations (e.g., distributed via Singapore). It is then difficult to know whether the ply was from Bali or Indonesia. Many overseas suppliers don’t even offer zero formaldehyde emission rating, which is a very crucial quality parameter!
Thus, there’s no need for you to search far for any other MDF supplier, in Sydney or anywhere else. Call on FA Mitchell for all the MDF you need. We supply medium density fibreboard throughout Australia from our Sydney warehouse and wood cutting facility. Use the details below to get in touch with the MDF experts at FA Mitchell to ensure you get the right product at the right price.
Get a quote for your medium density fibreboard (MDF) sheets
Wondering if MDF is appropriate for your construction project? Need to compare MDF with another wood-based material (like plywood)? For personalised advice and price quotes, please call (02) 9646 2777 or fill out the form below, and we will respond to you as soon as possible.