MDF storage and useEducation
Storage and transportation
Loading, fastening, transportation and unloading of packed MDF boards is carried out by any type of transport in accordance with GOST standards. At the same time, it is important to avoid contamination and mechanical damage to MDF boards and their coating.
When transporting by rail, packed MDF boards are placed only in closed vehicles ensuring protection from moisture and movement between them.
During storage, MDF boards can be stacked on top of each other in accordance with safety regulations. The temperature in the premises should be within the range of 10-400C, while the relative humidity should be within the range of 45-75%. At the same time, it is important to protect materials from direct sunlight. The period of adaptation of full-sized MDF boards to the conditions of the premises (temperature, humidity, etc.), where they will be used after installation, is 1 month. The holding time before starting works in the cold period of the year is at least 2 days.
If the storage period of MDF boards exceeds 7 days, it is recommended that they be air-conditioned for at least 3 days before cutting and installing. Thus, it is necessary to place the boards on a flat hard surface.
When transporting or storing MDF in the conditions of high humidity, or excessive dryness of the air, it is required to wrap each stack of boards in polyethylene. When transporting or storing individual sheets on construction sites, they must be reliably protected from the effects of weather conditions for the entire storage period.
Installation and use
The class of MDF boards used must meet requirements of the design documentation for a specific facility. Installation (assembly) and mounting of MDF boards must be carried out after all dirty and wet construction works. At the same time, it is important to follow all manufacturer's recommendations, comply with SNiP standards (building codes) and safety regulations.
MDF boards should not be installed close to permanently damp cold walls or heat sources (radiators or other heating devices). It is also necessary to provide their protection from sudden changes in temperature.
If MDF boards are used in the premises where moisture can get on them, it is necessary to provide protection of unglazed surfaces with special water-resistant or water-repellent compositions, or with the help of facing materials attached to a water-resistant glue.
MDF surface is resistant to abrasion and can be easily cleaned with household detergents. For cleaning from dust and dirt, it is possible to use a vacuum cleaner, soft rags, sponges, napkins, however excluding abrasives and solvents.