As the popularity of interior window shutters has continued to rise, so too has the array of materials to choose from. Basswood, cedar, elm and poplar are some of the wood types you will find available but there are also a number of unusual sounding tropical woods used as well.
However, for the more budget conscious, MDF shutters have grown in popularity in the UK.
The appeal of shutters made from MDF is that they are affordable and have a similar look, from a distance, as wood. Of course, MDF can never have the same feel and look close up as wood, but investing in a good quality MDF product can create a great look for your home.
As with all things in life, it’s important to ensure you buy a good quality MDF product. There have been poor quality products offered for sale in the UK over the past few years as inexperienced importers try to be enter the market with an ‘ultra’ cheap product made of substandard MDF material.