Thursday, January 29, 2009
Valchromat - Colored MDF
While bidding a current project I have been introduced to a new material - Valchromat. This is an MDF sheet (4x8 or 6x8) that is through colored. It is advertised as 30% stronger than MDF and water resistant, color fast, and a "green" material. Since when it is scratched it can be repaired since the color goes through it, it is similar to some of teh solid surface countertop products (like corian). A sheet will set you beack about $120 each, with a $40. packing charge per 40 sheets. If there was a black I think it would be an intriguing stage floor product. However, it is available in yellow, anthracite, blue, brown, green and red. You can check out a PDF of the specs here.