June 23, 2016

The Affordable Elegance of High-Density Fibreboard (HDF) for Your New Kitchen Design


This week, we're examining the advantages of choosing cabinetry made of high-density fibreboard (HDF). Unlike the natural wood species we've discussed in recent weeks, HDF is an engineered wood product made from broken-down wood residuals, wax and resin. More dense than particleboard and plywood, HDF is a strong choice for homeowners wanting durable, long-wearing cabinetry without the price tag of solid wood.

HDF panels and cabinet doors are made from an HDF base and finished with an opaque colour or glaze. Since HDF must be painted, the choices of opaque colours and glazes are the same as for hardwood. Fortunately for homeowners, HDF is more affordable. However, unlike wood which has knots and rings, HDF lacks the natural look of wood, with no underlying grain. While this may be considered a disadvantage to some, HDF is often the perfect choice for more contemporary kitchen designs.

High-Density Fibreboard (HDF):
  • flat, smooth surface makes it easy to clean
  • wide choice of finishes and door styles
  • resists humidity
  • doesn't fade easily
  • can easily be painted or varnished
If you're ready to make your kitchen design dreams a reality, call Monarch Kitchen and Bath Centre at 905-686-2001, or drop by our kitchen and bath showroom and chat with a member of our design team.