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Solid Wood vs. Medium Density Fiberboard – Which is Best for your Bathroom?

by Editorial Team .

Friday, June 8, 2018

Remodeling bathrooms can be a time-consuming and tedious process. After all, you want to ensure complete uniformity and consistency in design with all installations and fixtures. As your premier Miami interior designer with years of extensive industry experience, we have the tools and expertise to enhance and beautify any bathroom design or renovation.

At J. Design Group, we stay abreast of all the latest industry trends and developments. Similarly, we feature industry-leading interior designers, remodeling specialists, and installers that produce aesthetically-pleasing designs and visuals. From solid wood to medium density fiberboards (MDF), we even help you choose the best products for your bathroom design project.

Why Choose J. Design Group?

The J. Design Group is your seasoned and reputable interior design firm in Miami. With over 25 years of experience, we offer a complete range of home – office – kitchen – and bathroom design services. This includes customized and personalized accents and finishes, along with cabinetry, countertops, sinks, lighting and more. We are proud to service homes and businesses in Fisher Island, Bal Harbor, Aventura, Key Biscayne and all surrounding communities.

Our design services are proudly reflected in numerous residential and commercial projects across Florida. We even offer mobile design services to different states across the USA. With free estimates and complimentary consultations, we can truly turn your design dreams into realities.

The Benefits of Solid Wood for Bathroom Remodels

There are many benefits of solid wood for bathroom designs, remodels and renovations. For one, solid wood is sturdier in design and has more features per grain than medium-density fiberboards. Similarly, solid wood pieces can literally go with anything; traditional, contemporary, modern and post-contemporary designs. Whether opting for oak, elm, pine or other grains, solid wood is designed to correlate with all new and existing designs and décor. However, there are some drawbacks to choosing solid wood as opposed to MDF. These include but are not limited to:

  • Solid wood may be sturdier but does contract due to changes in heat and humidity.
  • You must control heat and humidity conditions in order to prevent the wood from shrinking, crackling or buckling.
  • As your interior designer experts in Miami, we can help you choose the best-sold wood sets for your kitchen essentials: cabinetry, stand-alone towel units, shelving, interior shelving, and much more.
  • Certain wood sets may clash with other wood designs and grains. Therefore, it’s important to allow us to mix and match, or find single grains to meet all your bathroom design needs within time and budget.

The Benefits of Medium Density Fiberboards

Medium density fiberboards are heralded for their strength and performance. In fact, many industry experts believe they perform much better than solid wood in certain areas. MDF boards are made from recycled wood fibers and resin, and are machine-dried and pressed to produce dense, stable sheets. Here are some of the advantages of using MDF over solid wood for the bathroom – kitchen – or home remodels and renovations:

  • MDF is more stable than solid wood – especially when it comes to changes in heat and humidity.
  • MDF boards – unlike solid wood – do not expand and contract horizontally or vertically in the presence of temperature and humidity changes.
  • MDF boards do not require constant care and maintenance – cabinetry, doors, and paneling. Solid wood – on the other hand – does require maintenance and care due to splitting, crackling and bubbling.
  • MDF boards are superior-grade materials, which are water-resistant and designed to withstand all bathroom elements.

Professional Miami Interior Design Agency

As your Miami interior design firm, the J. Design Group is committed to excellence in all services. We also listen to all your client’s needs, which allow us to deliver timely and measurable results. Whether for home or office redesigns or remodels, we feature the best materials and accessories at cost-affordable rates. If you need professional designers and installers for your next residential or commercial project, simply contact us today and experience the difference.


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By Editorial Team - Mar 22, 2018

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