Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF) Flooring Removal Sydney
Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF) Flooring Removal Sydney
Medium Density Fibreboard
The best thing for you to do is to get your Medium Density Fibreboard (Also known as MDF) professionally removed before replacing it with a more substantial, sturdy surface. By getting it professionally removed you can ensure that the job will be completed in a safe and fast manner by our team at Dust-Free MDF Removal Sydney.
At Dust-Free Medium Density Fibreboard Removal Sydney, we offer a service to Remove your MDF in a safe manner while making sure not to damage your property or subfloor by attempting to do it yourself. Removing MDF can be quite labour-intensive as sometimes it has been commercially staple-gunned into the floor or commercially glued making it incredibly hard to remove.
Our team of professionals has years of experience in masonite flooring removal. We use high-quality, safety equipment and specialized tools to get the best results when completing the task of Removing the Medium Density Fibreboard Flooring. We will be able to Remove the MDF Flooring in a safe and efficient manner while making sure that is completed within a reasonable time frame.
– We are a fully insured business with worker’s compensation, insured for public liability and all employees have white card health and safety and covid vaccinations.
– Our highly trained staff will always work in a safe and efficient manner while using high-quality Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Dust Extraction Equipment.
What Is Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF)
Medium Density Fibreboard also is known as MDF is an engineered wood product made by breaking down hardwood or softwood residuals into wood fibres, often in a defibrator, combining it with wax and a resin binder, and forming panels by applying high temperature and pressure. Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF) is generally denser than plywood.
It is made up of separated fibres but can be used as a building material similar in application to plywood. It is stronger and much denser than particle board. The name derives from the distinction in densities of Fibreboard. Large-scale production of MDF began in the 1980s, in both North America and Europe.
Over time, the term Medium Density Fibreboard also known as MDF has become a generic name for any dry process fibreboard. MDF is typically made up of 82% wood fibre, 9% urea-formaldehyde resin glue, 8% water, and 1% paraffin wax. The density is typically between 500 kg/m3 (31 lb/ft3) and 1,000 kg/m3 (62 lb/ft3). The range of density and classification as light, standard, or high-density board is a misnomer and confusing. The density of the board, when evaluated in relation to the density of the fibre that goes into making the panel, is important.
A thick Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF) panel at a density of 700–720 kg/m3 may be considered as high density in the case of softwood fibre panels, whereas a panel of the same density made of hardwood fibres is not regarded as so. The evolution of the various types of MDF has been driven by the differing needs for specific applications.
Compared to other fibre boards, such as Masonite, MDF is characterized by the next part of the process, and how the fibres are processed as an individual, but intact, fibres and vessels, manufactured through a dry process. The chips are then compacted into small plugs using a screw feeder, heated for 30–120 seconds to soften the lignin in the wood, then fed into a defibrator.
A typical defibrator comprises two counter-rotating discs with grooves in their faces. Chips are fed into the centre and are fed outwards between the discs by centrifugal force. The decreasing size of the grooves gradually separates the fibres, aided by the softened lignin between them.
From the defibrator, the pulp enters a ‘blowline’, a distinctive part of the Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF) process. This is an expanding circular pipeline, initially 40 mm in diameter, increasing to 1500 mm. Wax is injected in the first stage, which coats the fibres and is distributed evenly by the turbulent movement of the fibres. A urea-formaldehyde resin is then injected as the main bonding agent.
The wax improves the moisture resistance and the resin initially helps reduce clumping. The material dries quickly in the final heated expansion chamber of the blowline and expands into a fine, fluffy and lightweight fibre. This fibre may be used immediately or stored.
How Are Medium Density Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) Sheets Made?
Medium Density Fiberboard sheets are made by dry fibre gets sucked into the top of a ‘pendistor’, which evenly distributes fibre into a uniform mat below it, usually of 230–610 mm thickness. The Medium Density Fiberboard is pre-compressed and either sent straight to a continuous hot press or cut into large sheets for a multi-opening hot press. The hot press activates the bonding resin and sets the strength and density profile.
The pressing cycle operates in stages, with the Medium Density Fiberboard thickness being first compressed to around 1.5× the finished board thickness, then compressed further in stages and held for a short period. This gives a Medium Density Fiberboard profile with zones of increased density, thus mechanical strength, near the two faces of the board and a less dense core.
After pressing, Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) is cooled in a star dryer or cooling carousel, trimmed and sanded. In certain applications, boards are also laminated for extra strength.
The environmental impact of Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) has greatly improved over the years. Today, many MDF boards are made from a variety of materials. These include other woods, scrap, recycled paper, bamboo, carbon fibres and polymers, forest thinnings and sawmill off-cuts.
As manufacturers are being pressured to come up with greener products, they have started testing and using non-toxic binders. New raw materials are being introduced, straw and bamboo are becoming popular fibres because they are a fast-growing renewable resource.
Benefits Of Medium-Density Fiberboard (MDF)
– Medium-Density Fiberboard Is an excellent substrate for veneers
– MDF Some varieties are less expensive than many natural kinds of wood
– Consistent in strength and size
– Medium-Density Fiberboard Shapes well
– Stable dimensions (less expansion and contraction than natural wood)
– Medium-Density Fiberboard Takes paint well
– MDF Takes wood glue well
– High screw pull-out strength in the face grain of the material
Other Names For Medium-Density Fibreboard
– Medium-Density Fibreboard
Drawbacks Of Medium-Density Fibreboard (MDF)
– Medium-Density Fibreboard Denser than plywood or chipboard (the resins are heavy)
– Low-grade MDF may swell and break when saturated with water
– MDF May warp or expand in humid environments if not sealed
– Medium-Density Fibreboard May release formaldehyde, which is a known human carcinogen and may cause allergy, eye and lung irritation when cutting and sanding
– Dulls blades more quickly than many kinds of wood. Use of tungsten carbide edged cutting tools is almost mandatory, as high-speed steel dulls too quickly
– Medium-Density Fibreboard Though it does not have a grain in the plane of the board, it does have one into the board. Screwing into the edge of a board will generally cause it to split in a fashion similar to delaminating
Other Names For Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF) Include:
– Medium Density Fiberboard
– MDF Board
– MDF Sheets
– MDF Floor
– MDF Flooring
Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF) Removal Cost
$19 Per Square Metre*
Prices can vary quite a lot from company to company regarding Dust-Free Medium Density Fibreboard Removal Costs, here at MDF Removal, we guarantee that we will always be upfront with pricing, with no hidden extras. Other companies regardless of job size will make you hire a skip bin ($375-$1,000+) which will have to sit in your front yard for days while you deal with the annoyance of organising it and the large cost of the whole process. Our prices at Dust-Free Medium Density Fibreboard Removal Sydney are $19 per square metre*
Here at Dust-Free Medium Density Fibreboard Removal Sydney, we come in, Remove all your MDF Flooring, sweep and vacuum your property once we are finished as well as take all the rubbish to a local resource management centre for you (Recycling whenever possible) which will be far cheaper than you having to hire a skip bin and dealing with the frustration of that whole process!
MDF Flooring Glue Removal / Concrete Grinding Price
$10 – $60 Per Square Metre*
When MDF Flooring is installed, the MDF is glued down with an extremely strong adhesive, Which will result in the Medium Density Fibreboard being extremely difficult to remove without the proper equipment and technique.
The regular removal process for Medium Density Fibreboard Removal that has been directly stuck to the subfloor requires a large range of specially designed tools and sometimes heavy powered tools such as commercial floor strippers and concrete grinders to separate it from the subfloor to leave a fresh, clean concrete slab.
For more information on our concrete grinding services please visit our Concrete Grinding page.
Do You Offer Discounts For Larger Medium Density Fibreboard Flooring Removal Jobs?
Yes, we offer large discounts for larger Medium Density Fibreboard Flooring Removal jobs, We Will NEVER Be Beaten On Price. we will always have the lowest and most competitive prices for all large flooring removal jobs! We Are Happy To Beat Competitors Quotes By Up To 10%!
Can You Work After Hours While Removing Medium Density Fibreboard Flooring?
Yes, our team can work Any Day, Anytime, 24 Hours A Day, 7 Days A Week, 365 Days Of The Year. At any time that suits our client, if you have time restrictions, noise restrictions or any other restrictions we can make sure that we can fit into your schedule to make sure that your job is completed in the time frame needed at any time that you desire.
Is There Magnesite Flooring Under Your MDF?
If your home was built in the 1920s – 1980s, it is likely that your home (Especially unit blocks in NSW) could potentially have Magnesite Flooring underneath your MDF Flooring. Magnesite is present below the Medium Density Fibreboard. Magnesite is a product used as a noise preventative and a Floor Levelling agent.
Magnesite Flooring absorbs moisture (particularly in areas prone to moisture such as external walls, doorways, around shower recesses, near windows, laundries, etc.) Unfortunately, once Magnesite Flooring absorbs moisture it starts a chemical reaction that will cause Concrete Cancer over long periods of time.
Because your Magnesite Flooring was laid 40 – 100 years ago, it is likely that it has absorbed moisture over the many decades that it has been trapped under your flooring system and it has most likely started to break down and lose its strength making it an unsuitable Floor Levelling product that it once was, as well as very hollow, which destroys its soundproofing.
The best thing you can do to prevent further damage to your property and the concrete slab is to remove it ASAP. Magnesite Flooring consists of Magnesium Oxychloride, which may contain asbestos.
Since it is a health hazard and a major safety risk in NSW, if you remove your flooring system and find out there is Magnesite under it.
YOU MUST remove your Magnesite Flooring for the safety of you and everyone else in your unit block.
Strata may pay to remove your Magnesite Flooring as it is considered “Common property”. Magnesite Flooring can cause Concrete Cancer which is a major risk to everyone’s safety as well as the successful reinstallation of your new flooring system.
NO company will give you any form of warranty or insurance on any flooring installation job on a magnesite floor, which is another reason why it should always be removed.
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Our Promise To You At Medium Density Fibreboard Removal Sydney
We specialise in delivering Dust-Free Medium Density Fibreboard Removal & Dust-Free MDF Floor Removal solutions to the residential, commercial, industrial and civil sectors throughout Sydney. No job is too big or too small. We’ve built our reputation based on quality workmanship, efficient service, and value for money.
We will beat all competitor’s quotes on all Dust-Free Medium Density Fibreboard Removal & Dust-Free MDF Floor Removal jobs while maintaining a professional, fast, and efficient service for all our clients.
Our team has over 35 years of experience combined with the most skilled and also the most professional Dust-Free Medium Density Fibreboard Removal & Dust-Free MDF Floor Removal team that Sydney has to offer. These are two of the many reasons that we are known for and often referred to as the best Dust-Free Medium Density Fibreboard Removal & Dust-Free MDF Floor Removal team in Sydney.
Hire our specialist Dust-Free Medium Density Fibreboard Removal & Dust-Free MDF Floor Removal team with over 35 years of experience, all the trucks and heavy power tools needed to get the job done quickly, efficiently, and affordably today!
We’re looking forward to extending to you the same quality results that we’ve become known for throughout the industry.
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