Here are several reasons why you might choose MDF shutters over the more traditional hardwood, but the main one has to be the price. They are a wonderful introduction into the world of plantation shutters, which regardless of cost will enhance and create elegance and sophistication in any property – not to mention the other benefits such as insulation, privacy and light control.
First time buyers and people wanting beautiful window dressings on a budget will also appreciate the low cost of MDF over hardwood. The main differences between the two is the price, lifespan and the ability to stain, although our MDF shutters come with a Polypropylene coating in five different colours to suit most styles of decor. MDF or medium density fibre is a material that is produced by mixing sawdust and glue and the result is a product which is both stable and resistant to warping. When made into plantation shutters, it is hard to tell the difference just by looking and manufacturing and raw material costs are greatly reduced; this benefit is then passed on to the customer. They are perfect for any room in the house except areas where there is a lot of moisture such as bathrooms. Thats why here at Beaumont Shutters we utilise our ABS range.
MDF is now extremely popular within the window shutter market and if cost is a factor, then you should seriously consider them as they look amazing. They are a far better option than curtains and blinds which are difficult to clean and can cause allergies due to dust collection – after all – who wants to be constantly washing curtains which look so dated anyway. MDF shutters have exactly the same benefits as hardwood, the only difference is the reduced colour options and installation capabilities; they are not suitable for special shaped or unsupported window positioning.
This shutter material we recommend using a Lambs’ wool or Ostrich feather duster for all types of shutter materials from wood, to MDF These types of duster can flick off dust quickly, can go through the slats easily, and are so soft that you do not have to worry about scratching the finish. Simply tilt down all the slats of the plantation shutters and dust away in a downward stroke. Do one side first before dusting the reverse side. Always do this before using a damp cloth to wipe the slat surfaces. This is to prevent grimy particles from clumping together in the hard-to-reach corners once liquids are introduced. A static cling duster could also be used as an alternative. Vacuum or sweep away whatever debris may have fallen to the floor after dusting. This will lessen the risk of dust floating back to the shutters while you are cleaning. Give the entire window structure a gentle rubdown with a dry but clean cloth on both sides. Dampen a cloth with warm water and wipe on all visible surfaces. Never spray directly on the shutters themselves. It is important not to use cleaning solutions that can potentially damage the shutter surfaces. Wipe away the liquid with another dry cleaning cloth. Never allow the liquid to dry on the surface, as this may leave watermarks or stains.
Beaumont Seattle range of MDF shutters are beautiful – just take a look at them on the website, or better still contact us to book your free survey or use our online booking form so that you can see them for yourself. The Polypropylene finish gives them a top quality overall look, while representing excellent value for money and they are extremely durable, even in high traffic areas of the home. You will know that regardless of the great price, you will be buying the very best quality MDF plantation shutters available.