Interior Design Cladding Ltd

British Craftsmanship and Sustainability: The Superior Choice of IDC’s MDF Wall Panels

In the competitive world of interior design, the selection of materials significantly impacts the aesthetic, durability, and environmental footprint of a project. Interior Design Cladding’s (IDC) MDF wall panels embody the pinnacle of British craftsmanship, offering a sustainable, superior, and customizable alternative to felt-based imports from China. Our commitment to quality, aftersale service, and the unique benefits of our MDF panels sets us apart, ensuring that our products not only meet but exceed the expectations of eco-conscious consumers and designers.

Crafted for Excellence: British Design with Global Materials

While IDC’s MDF panels are proudly designed and manufactured in Britain, embodying the exceptional standards of British craftsmanship, it’s important to note that the MDF material itself is sourced from the highest quality suppliers in the UK and Europe. This global sourcing ensures that we use only FSC-certified materials, supporting sustainable forest management worldwide and reducing our environmental impact.

Unmatched Durability and Maintenance

One of the most compelling advantages of IDC’s MDF panels is their durability. Unlike felt-based panels, which can quickly degrade under the influence of oxygen and UV light, our MDF panels are designed to retain their shape and appearance over the years. This longevity is further enhanced by the ability to sand our panels multiple times in the event of staining or damage. In contrast, felt panels often feature a paper veneer that mimics the appearance of wood but cannot be sanded, limiting their lifespan and aesthetic appeal.

Customization and Aftersale Support

IDC offers unparalleled customization options for our MDF wall panels, a service not typically available with felt-based products from China. Our clients have the freedom to tailor their selections to fit their specific design visions, ensuring that each project is as unique as the space it enhances. Additionally, our commitment to excellence extends beyond the sale with comprehensive aftersale support, ensuring that our customers are satisfied with their installations and that any concerns are promptly addressed.

Sustainability and Aesthetic Appeal

Our MDF panels are not only a testament to sustainable material choice but also to aesthetic versatility. The ability to sand and refinish the panels means that they can be rejuvenated to their original glory, unlike felt panels which are often a one-time-use product due to their non-durable surface. This feature, combined with the environmental benefits of using FSC-certified MDF, underscores IDC’s dedication to eco-friendly design solutions.

Safety in Installation: The Risks of Cutting Felt Panels

An often overlooked aspect of choosing wall panels is the safety of the installation process itself. Cutting felt-based panels, commonly imported from China, poses significant risks when using standard tools. The synthetic fibres of felt can easily become entangled in the saw blade, creating a hazardous situation that could lead to serious injury for the installer. This risk is compounded by the difficulty in achieving clean cuts for outlets or adjusting the length of the panels to fit specific dimensions. The fibrous nature of felt makes it challenging to produce neat, precise holes or cuts, often resulting in a less-than-satisfactory finish and potentially compromising the overall aesthetic of the installation. In contrast, IDC’s MDF panels can be safely and accurately cut with standard tools, ensuring not only the safety of the installers but also the precision and cleanliness of the finished project.

Poor cutting on felt based panel
Poor cutting on felt based panel


In the digital age, where online images often serve as the first point of contact with a product, felt-based panels imported from China may appear similar to IDC’s MDF panels at a glance. However, the true test of quality and satisfaction comes from direct experience with the materials. Customers who have had the opportunity to compare both types of panels in real-world applications almost invariably return to IDC’s MDF offerings. The reasons are clear: beyond the superficial similarities in photographs, our MDF panels stand out for their superior quality, safety in installation, and the unmatched precision they offer for custom fittings and finishes.

The feedback from those who have tried both types of panels underscores a critical point: while imitators may replicate the look of IDC’s MDF panels, they cannot match the comprehensive benefits that our products provide. From the ease and safety of installation to the long-term durability and aesthetic versatility, IDC’s MDF panels deliver on their promise of quality and satisfaction. This consistent preference for our MDF panels not only reflects their superior design and functionality but also reinforces our commitment to delivering products that truly meet the needs and expectations of our customers.

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