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Coloured MDF

Through Coloured MDF
  • 8mm-30mm thick
  • Available in 10 colours
  • Uniformity of colour throughout
  • Environmentally friendly & non-toxic
  • Moisture resistant, deep rout quality with mechanical resistance 30% higher than standard MDF
  • Also available fire retardant to EN 13501 Class B,s2-d0

NB: This product is only sold in commercial quantity, and after further processing, e.g. as laminated or veneered panels, or CNC machined, cut to size, spray finished, etc. It is not sold as a standalone building product in full sheets except to existing customers.

We cannot recommend any resellers or a source of offcuts


In the production of coloured MDF natural pigments are mixed with the wood fibres before the board is pressed to make it 100% through-coloured. The MDF produced using this process offers a uniform coloured piece of wood, equally resistant to daylight and to artificial light.

Articles produced using coloured MDF will only require a clear finish to seal the surface once the panels have been given a finishing sand. This will bring out the full colour, which is integrated into the very fibres of the panel.

Every care is taken to ensure the colour of an individual panel is within internal controls, although some variations in colour or hue may occur as the individual wood fibres take up varying amounts of the dye. Some colours more susceptible to colour variations than others, as is the case with any product manufactured using a dyeing process.

Use of panels from within the same batch of a single thickness along with careful selection before final incorporation will minimize this natural characteristic and offer the best possibility of achieving uniformity of colour throughout your project.

Range of colours

Below is the standard range of colours available as moisture-resistant, deep rout through-coloured MDF

In detail

Winwood Products is a coloured MDF supplier offering the following range of colours:

Moisture resistant, deep rout coloured MDF

This coloured MDF is dyed with organic pigments. It is not only moisture resistant, but also has excellent deep rout properties and mechanical resistance around 30% higher than standard MDF panels. It can be cut & shaped in great detail using standard woodworking tools.

The high melamine content in the makeup of the panel acts as a lubricant, and offers an extremely high level of performance, giving this coloured MDF panel excellent machining properties.

Supplied as pallets/loose sheets, with stock items generally delivered within 2-3 days

  8mm 12mm 16mm 19mm 30mm
2440 x 1220mm *90 (45) *60 (30) *45 (24) *39 (21) *24 (12)
2440 x 1830mm 60 (30) 40 (20) 30 (18) 26 (14) 14 (8)
3660 x 1220mm 60 (30) 40 (20) 30 (18) 26 (14) 16 (8)
3660 x 2440mm 30 (16) 20 (10) 15 (8) 13 (7) 8 (4)

Items marked * generally available in most colours for immediate delivery in split or full pallet quantities

Non-stock panel sizes available to special order in full or half-pallet quantities, typically within 4-6 weeks. (Number in brackets denotes half-pallet quantiy per item)

Flame Retardant, moisture resistant, deep rout coloured MDF

While we can coat relatively small quantities in a clear intumescent lacquer to upgrade its fire reaction rating to EN 13501 Class B, this process is not always a viable option, e.g. if the panels are to be recut or otherwise serviced after supply.

As an alternative special resins can be incorporated during the manufacturing process to produce the following flame retardant coloured MDF, which achieves a fire reaction rating of EN 13501 Class B-s2,d0, in addition to offering its normal moisutre resistant and deep rout characteristics

This option is manufactured to special order in single pallet quantities per item, shown below:

  8mm 19mm
2440 x 1220mm 90 39
2440 x 1830mm 60 26
3660 x 1220mm 60 26
3660 x 2440mm 30 13

NB: The colour generally tends to be slightly darker due to the flame retardant resins used in its production

Special colours

In principle, special colours can be manufactured to order in minimum 90m3 per colour/thickness, but can be supplied in a mixture of standard panel sizes (see below approximate area per thickness)

NB: This facility is offered strictly subject to the limitations of the process of dyeing natural fibres, e.g. it is not possible to achieve a uniform or specific RAL colour or white.

Minimum order quantity for special colours:

  8mm 12mm 16mm 19mm 30mm
Minimum quantity 11,250m2 7,500m2 5,625m2 4,700m2 3,000m2³

NB: Subject to colour being feasible



As is the case with all wood products, coating with water-based finishes will tend to leave the board similar to its unfinished colour, while oil and AC/cellulose coatings will tend to darken the product somewhat.

If the quantity is viable we can supply the panels prefinished with clear lacquer (water-based or AC/cellulose), and flame-retardant coatings that will upgrade the panel to fire rating EN 13501 Class B. These coatings can incorporate non-sacrificial anti-graffiti characteristics where required.

Surface & edge machining:

The panels can be cut to size or shape & machined/profiled/drilled as required. Virtually any pattern can be produced from a CAD drawing in single or multiple sheets

CNC and hand controlled routers, spindle moulders or other power tools may be used in order to produce stunning, colourful products, as can be seen under the heading "Examples of the products in use".

The patterns produced (along with any viable special design you can create) can be supplied pre-machined in their raw state, or we can supply them prefinished if preferred. NB: The images shown were machined and clear finished with no further pre-treatment. 

Further surfacing options:

All coloured MDF panel types can all be overlaid with our full range of veneers, high pressure laminates (HPL), and other surface coatings, for instance linoleum for use as counter tops

It is also possible to bond multiple colours together and/or incorporate other materials into a composite, e.g. plywood.

Technical details:

8mm 12mm 16mm 19mm 30mm Standard
Thickness tolerance (mm) ±0.2 ±0.2 ±0.2 ±0.3 ±0.3 N/A
Average density (kg/m3) 850 820 800 790 740 EN 323
Average weight (kg/m2) 6.80 9.84 12.80 15.01 22.20 EN 323
Formeldehyde level - dry (mg/100g) = E1 ≤8 ≤8 ≤8 ≤8 ≤8 EN 120
Bending strength (N/mm2) 42 40 38 38 36 EN 310
Modulus of elasticity (N/mm2) 3400 3200 3100 3100 3000 EN 310
Thickness swell (%) - in 24 hours 12 10 8 8 7 EN 317
Internal bond (N/mm2) 0.80 0.80 0.75 0.75 0.75 EN 319
Thickness swell after cyclic test* (%) 19 16 15 15 15 EN 321
Internal bond after cyclic test* (N/mm2) 0.30 0.25 0.20 0.20 0.15 EN 321
Firre Reaction F D-s2,d0 D-s2,d0 D-s2,d0 D-s2,d0 EN 13501

*Cyclic test carried out according to EN 321
(In water for 70hrs ±1 @ 20°C ±1 ... in freezer for 24hrs ±1 @ -12 to-25 °C ... in oven for 70hrs ±1 @ 70°C ±2)