MDF FLOORING PROFILES & ACCESSORIES
MDF profiles; strong, consistent and cost effective.
Water resistant MDF, either with an impregnated Aluminium Oxide wear layer (Harmonie) or primed and ready to be painted (Prime MDF)
MEDIUM DENSITY FIBREBOARD
Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF) is an engineered wood product manufactured by taking hardwood and softwood waste and breaking it down into fibres. These fibres are then combined under extremely high pressure and heat with waxes and a resin binder to form boards and planks of varying thicknesses. The resulting MDF is generally stronger and more durable than plywood or particle board of equal thickness. Once produced in sheets or blocks, it is possible to mould specific shapes. MDF lends itself well to profile production due to its relatively inexpensive manufacturing process, stability and flexibility of use.
OUR MDF & VENEER ~ ORIGINS
The MDF that we use for manufacturing our Harmonie originates in the EU. The strict policies in place in the EU enable us to keep a firm grasp on our mission statement to provide only responsibly managed timber to the market place. Our primed MDF is manufactured right here in the UK and is tightly controlled under the EUTR specifications.
LEGAL LOGGING ~ EUTR
European Union Timber Regulation details on our MDF and hardwoods are available for all consumers to view. We take our responsibility to be compliant extremely seriously.
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
Whether it be a house, property development, pub, club, restaurant, museum shopping centre or office block, Parallel have the profiles up to the task. Whatever it may be.
Parallel profiles are flexible in all manner of ways, especially in their application. The majority of the accessories that we manufacture are suitable for residential properties. In particular the wooden products sit extremely well in homes due to their natural look and feel. Designed to fit seamlessly into the aesthetics of your room, Parallel profiles enhance the finish of any floor.
Whether incorporated by the architect into plans or found by the individual, Parallel profiles can be supplied and fitted with the floor or retro-fitted as replacements.
Parallel flooring accessories are an ideal companion for whichever type of floor is being fitted, wherever it may be. Able to withstand varying degrees of foot traffic, there is a profile range suited to all situations. A dedicated contracts team are able to offer advice, pricing and specifications on a job by job basis. If something completely out of the ordinary is required, our bespoke machining service is available to turn items around in days rather than weeks and months. We’re equally adept at turning our hands to produce beautifully articulate mouldings for period restorations as we are milling the smooth clean lines required for ultra modern interiors. All this whilst complying with the most up to date building regulations and requirements.
Parallel has architects at the forefront of its mind. With a concious effort to make specification easier, all of our profile drawings and files are available in a variety of formats including; .ai, .pdf, .dwg & .eps.
The Royal Institute of British Architects is an important part of our brand awareness. Information on Parallel products can be found on the RIBA Product Selector website with the long term aim to be part of the NBS Plus system for specification.
Leading the way with an uncompromising attitude to product design and customer service, what is run of the mill to us is impossible to others.
Moisture Resistant MDF
Extreme Wear Layer
MOISTURE RESISTANT MDF
Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF) can be a rewarding material to manufacture profiles and scotia with. MDF machines relatively easily and with a little persuasion wood veneer and laminate paper foils can be applied to produce excellent results. However, one thing that generally does not mix well with MDF is moisture. By design, MDF is extremely dry and therefore extremely attractive to water molecules, particularly in the atmosphere. Once damp or wet, MDF becomes virtually impossible to work with and extremely unstable, often crumbling back into the dust from which it was formed! However, all of Parallel's MDF profiles are manufactured using a moisture resistant MDF board, meaning that they are incredibly stable, even in the most humid of conditions. This ensures that all of the profiles we manufacture are suitable for use all over the home.
digital COLOUR MATCHING
If we don't have a match for the range of laminate boards you use, then let us digitally match them for you! Send us a plank, we'll scan it, produce a sample and away we go with exact matching scotia and profiles.
LAMINATE MATCH LISTS
The Harmonie range as been put together to provide close matches to all the major Laminate flooring manufacturers worldwide. Match lists are available from the sales office to cross reference all colours and finishes.