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The Home Of Skirting Boards And Architrave
We are a company based in Birmingham in the UK and we deliver skirting boards and architrave all over the country. We provide you with the cheapest quotations without compromising on quality - here at Skirting World we take pride in our work. With a huge range of profile designs and a wide selection of sizes, we have everything to suit your needs - from a piece of fancy skirting board to a bulk order of MDF skirting boards.
Why Choose MDF Skirting Boards?
MDF has quickly become the standard material to use for skirting boards throughout the UK. A skirting board made from MDF is free of impurities and will last much longer than your average softwood skirting boards. Should you need a skirting board that is moisture resistant, we offer the superior HDF material in 4200mm lengths (5400mm selected range) at competitive prices. All of our skirting boards have a matching architrave so you can have a consistent look throughout your home. If you have any questions regarding our products on offer, do not hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team here at Skirting World.
We use only the best quality materials including MDF, HDF and Pine and we custom make all of our products to order. If you're looking for skirting boards and architraves at the best prices on the web, look no further than
Skirting World Take Pride In Their Work...
Not only do we make sure that all of our materials are sourced responsibly and are of the highest quality possible, our manufacturing process is just as important. Our specialist team take the MDF through it's transformation from a sheet to skirting boards (or architraves) from start to finish. The sheets are inspected for impurities and then cut down to the intended size (height of the skirting boards, width of architraves, etc.). Once this has been completed, one of our machinists run the board through our moulding machine or spindle to cut away the chosen design. Another visual inspection is made before the boards are passed to the spray room where our in house french polisher applies to layers of primer to the skirting (if ordered as primed). The boards are hand sanded between coats and once fully dry, a denibbing machine is used to make the finished product smooth and ready for a final layer of paint.
Before wrapping ready for transport, another visual inspection takes place. Once our team are happy with the finished products, the wrapping team use cardboard edge protection and shrink wrap to ensure they are secure and ready to be loaded to the van for delivery. And voila! You will receive your order and can install it straight away. Don't forget - match your skirting boards with your architraves by choosing the same design (it'll look great!).
When it comes to skirting board designs, we have a lot to offer. We also provide a bespoke service if you need something extra special.

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What is MDF and why use it for skirting boards?

What is MDF and why use it for skirting boards?

Posted by Skirting World on 12th Apr 2016

Choosing a design for your skirting can be pretty hard these days due to the variety available on the internet. Choosing the material to use can be an even harder choice due to the pros and cons of each material. We use MDF for almost all of the skirting we manufacture, but...

What is MDF?

Believe it or not, we get quite a few customers who will ask the question - 'what is MDF?'. We start by saying that MDF stands for Medium Density Fibreboard.

It is a manmade material and is often found in products like furniture for your home. MDF is manufactured using wood fibres that are gathered from hardwoods and softwoods that have been broken down. High temperatures and pressures are used along with waxes and resins to bind the wood fibers together and make the sheets of MDF that we use to create skirting boards.

So, you're no longer asking the question 'what is mdf?'. Now you want to know...

Why use MDF over softwoods like Pine or hardwoods like Oak?

When our customers ask us what material we recommend they use for their skirting and architrave, we always tell them that MDF is the best option for many reasons (we also recommend HDF, but that's for another post!):

  • MDF is cheaper than almost every other common material used to create skirting boards.
  • MDF is made to last and will generally last for as long as the property it is used within.
  • The surface of MDF is smooth making the final paint finish smooth also. This is a benefit of not having a grain and imperfections such as knots and holes commonly found in materials like Pine.
  • MDF won't expand and contract like wood

If you need extra protection against moisture (issues with damp, bathrooms, etc.), HDF is the material we would recommend but generally MDF should be perfect for most households.

All of our products are available in MDF - this includes skirting, architraves, window boardsand door frames.