Decorative Products Guide

The Evolution of MDF

Added 06.26.19

Valchromat MDF Panel

Available nationwide through James Latham, Valchromat is an award-winning wood fibre panel which  has been engineered for high physical performance.


Extremely popular among interior designers and furniture makers, especially in the residential, retail, hospitality and education sectors - where bold and impactful colours are part of the specification - it has also been a big hit with toy manufacturers, having been approved by the British Standards Association as safe to use in the manufacture of children’s toys.

Available in 10 striking and vibrant colours, Valchromat is completely unique, in that the colour runs throughout the entire board, enabling almost limitless decorative applications.  This highly effective and impactful result is achieved by adding organic dyes and a specially formulated resin to the wood fibre before pressing.

Dan Mahoney, Valchromat Product Manager, James Latham commented, “We have a history and expertise in bringing new and innovative products to the UK market and Valchromat has had a big impact.  As well as the residential and shop fitting sectors, it has proved popular with our customers working on specifications in the hospitality and education arena as well as for exhibitions.”

Valchromat MDF Specifications

In addition to its unique appearance, Valchromat boasts a number of time and cost saving features and benefits; It is easy and quick to finish - no edging is required - and being moisture and UV resistant, non- toxic and load resistant, the applications are endless.  Plus, scratches and marks on the finished product go largely unnoticed because the colour runs evenly throughout the board.

Finally, all the wood used is FSC® certified and is sourced from forest waste, residue from timber mills, pine and recycled pine.

Valchromat is available in the following board sizes; 2500mm x 1850mm/1250mm and in 8mm, 12mm, 16mm, 19mm, 25mm and 30mm thicknesses.

With 12 branches throughout the UK and Ireland and showrooms in London and Manchester, James Latham offers one of the UK’s widest ranges of innovative surface solutions - all available from one supplier - and directly from stock.

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