Working with MDF Skirting Boards: Nailing, Screwing, and Gluing

Installation of MDF skirting boards has become common in contemporary houses. They are made using medium-density fiberboards. A certain number of MDF boards are designed using wood; however, they are supplemented using a specialized method, which adds durability and thickness to its structure.

When considering the installation of MDF skirting board to your house or office, you can consider the following three methods to support its integration to your walls:

Gluing MDF Skirting Boards

Gluing MDF skirting boards requires a contractor to experiment with several types of glues for ensuring the installation of MDF skirting boards. It may include epoxy glue, UF glue, urea formaldehyde glue, or hot melt glue—which is considered to be best and preferable option. Also, epoxy glue is used in small traces, as it is costly. Nonetheless, gluing ?MDF skirting boards is considered to be a cost-effective method.

Nailing MDF Skirting Boards

Gluing MDF skirting boards is an easy way to install MDF skirting board into the wall. However, it requires an installer to use nails or staples to support the installation of skirting boards into the wall along with glue. It adds more stability and structure to the installation, and it keeps the occurrence of splitting at a minimal. However, if you notice any splitting, you can use a wire gauge nail or staple to curb the problem.

Screwing MDF Skirting Boards

In addition to the previously mentioned methods, screwing MDF skirting boards is an effective way to install MDF skirting boards to the walls. It requires an installer or contractor to use pilot holes, which should be used when drilling the corner of the surface. One should be aware of the assigned root diameter, and it should not exceed more than 85% of the selected screw. Later, it should be placed into a hole using corrective procedures.