Advancements in the construction of fitted furniture, means that it has never been easier or safer to create fantastic wardrobes and other products. 

Since we’ve started creating bespoke products at Spacemaker, we’ve transitioned from using MDF wood to MFC chipboard, and for very good reason.

In this article, we’re going to highlight the key differences between MDF and MFC, and why MFC is so much better than MDF.

Firstly, let’s highlight what MDF and MFC are exactly.

MDF, also known as ‘Medium Density Fiberboard‘ is a man made wood substitute, used in a whole manner of different ways. Problems arise when people cut MDF, as quite simply, the dust from the wood, can release dust into the air which is actually a carcinogen. A lot of companies have since shifted away from the use of this material because of this.

Instead, you’ll find a lot of companies, including ourselves are opting to use MFC chipboard instead. MFC, also known as ‘Melamine Faced Chipboard‘, is a wood substitute that is safe to cut and is a lot sturdier than MDF.

MFC has a melamine film heat-processed onto the chipboard, which gives it an established look. Because of this, MFC is highly customisable.

MDF does lose its colour over time, unlike MFC which stays the same colour for no matter how long you have your furniture in your house for.

MFC is highly scratch-resistant, as well as being incredibly easy to clean.