Why we don't supply MDF shutters
MDF shutters, which are also called LDF or Craftwood, look similar to hardwood shutters but they don't feel the same or work as well.
There are industry wide recommendations that MDF is never used for doors or for Tier on Tier applications and that only a maximum of two panels are hinged together. There is also a highly restricted colour choice available as they are polymer coated and not painted like both our hardwood shutters and Polyvinyl (PV) shutters.
MDF is heavy, really heavy, it tips the scales at around 850kg per m3. Compare that to the 450kg for Basswood or 280kg for Paulownia, and it's obvious why natural wood is superior, particularly if you plan to open your shutter panels regularly, as the strain on the hinges is far lower with hardwood, resulting in a more stable installation that will not pull on the hinges.
Our FSC certified Paulownia, Basswood as well as our Polyvinyl shutters come in dozens of standard colours and can be painted in any colour you like, that's any colour at all.
Hardwood is better in terms of the environment, build quality, material weight, colour options, performance levels and longevity. All of this at a price very similar to MDF Shutters, that's why we only offer the best, at affordable prices.