Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) is a composite panel product made up of wood particles and resin, and joined together under heat and pressure.  But these particles, which are cooked and pressure steamed, also get separated uniformly to make a fine, consistent material. MDF is an excellent substrate that is very smooth, stable and flat, and offers superior design flexibility.  
The homogenous density profile of MDF allows intricate and precise machining and finishing techniques for such superior finished products. Stability and strength are important assets of MDF, which can be machined into complex patterns that require precise tolerances.

MDF Specialty Products

Fibrex (Thin HDF), Hardboard, LDF / HDF, Fire Retardant, Moisture Resistant,
No Added Urea Formaldehyde Resin, FSC® Certified

Common Uses

  • Doors, Jambs & Millwork
  • Moulding
  • Paneling
  • Office & Residential Furniture
  • Embossing
  • Store Fixtures
  • Laminating & Finishing
  • Kitchen Cabinets

Nicholson and Cates carries a wide selection of premium grade MDF that meets ANSI A208.2-2009 specifications and satisfy CARB’s Phase 2 formaldehyde emission limits of 0.11 ppm.

The standard MDF can potentially contribute to achieving up to 4 LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) points, and up to 6 LEED points with an FSC certified and no added urea formaldehyde product.

Flame Spread Index

All MDF and NAUF products meet the Class 3 or C ULC 723-10
(ASTM E84) requirements concerning the Flame Spread Index
(between 76 and 200) and the Smoke Development (maximum 450).