The change that we see in people living and lifestyle has also affected the construction industry. These days’ homeowners are much educated and conscious about the material they use. Before purchasing any construction material they prefer doing sound research to see whether it fits the purpose.
This new trend has given rise to various engineering boards like plywood, fiberboard, MDF, HDF Board, and block board. These boards act as an alternative to traditional wood in making furniture, cabinets and other wood related construction.
Each of these boards varies in the manufacturing process, application, and properties. Hence as a homeowner is an absolute necessity to understand their properties and purpose for which the HDF board can be used before making a decision.
Today we are talking about a type of engineering board know as HDF board.
What is the HDF board?
HDF stands for high-density fiberboard, it is also known as Hardboard. This is a type of engineering board available in the market. HDF wood board are made from wood particles and pressed into large sheets. HDF boards are a type of fiberboard that has application in the construction industry.
How are HDF boards manufactured?
HDF boards panel are manufactured by two common methods known as the wet and dry process. Hardboards are basically made from the outstanding particles of sawmill and forestry.
In wet process, the wood pulp is extracted of water first and then pressed together to form panels. In this method of manufacturing, natural resin present in wood acts as an adhesive. The HDF wood board usually has one side smooth when produced through the wet process method.
On the hard hand both the sides of a board can be made smooth by manufacturing it with dry process method. In the dry method, the fibers are first dried and later using industrial adhesive pressed to form boards.
Properties of HDF boards
Since these boards are made from wood particles they retain the properties of wood species. Better the wood species quality, better the hardboard would be.
Hardboards are a cheaper option than plywood but costlier than MDF boards. The main reason for this is that the pressure applied during the manufacturing process of HDF boards is higher than the pressure used in making MDF boards. The HDF board price in India is calculated at a square foot basis.
They are much denser and harder than MDF boards or particle boards.
Hardboards are best suited for the indoor purpose as they do not absorb water very well.
HDF boards though they lack strength when compared to plywood, they are durable. HDF bards can last life long without much damage.
Applications of HDF boards
Like any other engineered boards, HDF boards need to be treated well before any type of surface coating. HDF boards are primarily used in indoor flooring. They act as a core material in installing laminated interior floors.
HDF boards are further used in making furniture and this application of HDF board is age-old. Furniture manufacturing is the most important application of hardboard.
Apart from this HDF boards are used in packing, automotive and paneling sectors.
HDF Board Price List
Types of HDF Board
HDF Sheet, Thickness: 4 mm
Plain HDF Sheet, Thickness: 4 mm
Brown Laminated HDF Board
Printed Embossed HDF Board, Thickness: 1-10mm
Brown Laminated HDF Board, Thickness: 17 Mm, Size: 8 x 4 Feet