Differences between MDF & Particleboard
- MDF is created from wood-fibers bundles, Particleboard is from larger pieces of wood
- MDF has higher density than Particleboard. MDF normally ranges from 700-900kg/m3, while particleboard is normally 500-700kg/m3
- MDF has a more smooth finishing as compare to Particleboard. Particleboard has a rougher surface and does not have such an attractive finish, so it’s used primarily in areas that are hidden.
- MDF edges do not need finishing by banding, but Particleboard normally require edge lamination to prevent the particle from falling out.