At present almost every furniture we found on the market are made of Melanin, on the other hand Bathforte is one of the few Spanish companies who bets for the manufacture of wooden furniture. To understand the difference between wood or melanin products, the fundamental is to understand what material is based on.

When we talk of solid wood, we talk about noble furniture and what we like to show off. Therefore, this is why we demand that the wood used for the manufacture of this furniture is wood from trees felled in sustainable forests.

This is the attractive of Bathforte Furniture, because all the wood used for the made of your furniture has the PEFF certification, which certifies that the wood comes from controlled and sustainable forests.

There are many types of wood who came from different trees; some of them are pines, walnuts, oaks and beech

The most used wood is the pine because their veins and bend are specific of a rustic style, even if it is a yielding wood. The cost of these planks is superior to anyone seen until the date. This is because we talk of 100% natural wood obtained directly from the trees.


Nowadays, most furniture is made of chipboard or MDF covered with a melanine foil (synthetic material). We will explain what chipboard is and what MDF is, to understand the differences between both laminated bases.


The chipboard is made of wood chips and scraps that are obtained mainly from the waste produced by brushing the trees to transform them into wooden planks.

These chips, together with glues and more additives, are mixed to form a paste that is then poured into molds, which are pressed using plates until the liquid part is evacuated, leaving homogeneous boards as results. The boards are of low cost, since their raw material is very economical since it results from the use of waste and their manufacture is very simple.

MDF boards

These types of boards are made in a very similar way to chipboard, this is because it is also obtained from tree waste by brushing them, but the main difference is that the paste which is realized from chips and tree waste is so much homogeneous. The chips are crushed to improve the uniformity of the base material, then the shredding is carried out, which eliminates the lignin that the wood has and finally resins are added and applying heat and pressure, a much more compact board is obtained. Therefore heavier and more homogeneous that gives it much more hardness, resistance to humidity.

It is especially suitable for lacquers due to its homogeneity, smooth finish; it can be cut and milled directly without the need for veneering or solidifying. It is also unchangeable to different temperatures, which prevents the lacquer from cracking.

The quality of chipboard and the MDF will vary for many reason one of them are resin, glues and pressure used to make the board. The pressure is the most important thing when we determinate the quality of the board, for higher pressure, the greater compaction, requiring a greater amount of raw material and therefore the density increases, thereby achieving greater hardness

Theses boards are of average costs, since the volume of material required is greater than the chipboard and the process is more complex.



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