Unique prototype dwelling designed for sustainable modular building uses SMARTPLY MAX OSB3
- Kildare Town, Ireland
- SMARTPLY MAX
- Interior Fit-Out
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A luxurious London home has recently had its two bathrooms completely refitted with MEDITE TRICOYA EXTREME (MTX) and MEDITE MR MDF owing to their water- and moisture-resistant properties and versatile machinability.
The lavish bathrooms were designed and created especially by Infinitus Bespoke Interiors to mimic the art-deco style of the 1930s and 40s.
The design brief demanded each bathroom reflect demure decadence using the specialist MDFs to create decorative structures such as cupboards, furniture and cladding for the ceilings and walls, within which ambient lighting was installed. Smooth, clean lines were a must, as well as high gloss surfaces and mirror-walls, reflecting a taste for extravagance.
Although MDF may not traditionally be thought of when tasked with redesigning a luxury bathroom, Infinitus Bespoke Interiors specified the panels based on extensive previous work with the products.
Andrew Fishwick, director at Infinitus Bespoke Interiors explained: “The original brief was ambitious to say the least, but over the course of the project, working very much hand in hand with the client, it was well and truly surpassed.
“We decided on MEDITE MR and MTX as they by far offered the best solution, to be able to achieve a polished, authentic art deco look. MEDITE MR was used to create iconic art deco shapes, for example, the ceiling cladding, and as backing for the mirror walls.
“We used MTX anywhere that was likely to be in contact with water to ensure the longevity of the installation. Although it may be that the client will want to update her bathroom in the future, it’s not every day that you can guarantee MDF for up to 50 years, even in contact with water. MTX enabled us to do this with confidence.”
Aside from their abilities to resist humidity and moisture, MEDITE MR and MTX were chosen for their smooth and consistent qualities, making them perfect for machining into the bespoke shapes required by CNC router.
“We needed a material with no grain structure to be able to achieve a perfectly smooth, seamless finish. This was especially important for the curved shapes featured in the bathroom ceiling design—a tightly curved, egg shaped cladding that’s backlit for effect,” explained Andrew.
MTX was created as a sustainably produced MDF panel with durability and dimensional stability in mind. It is guaranteed for up to 50 years above ground, and provides architects and designers with an entirely new construction material, for design flexibility and endless opportunities for creativity.
As acetylated MDF, MTX can be used in applications where normal MDF panels cannot, and still retains all the design, fixing, and machining flexibility of regular medium density fibreboards.
MEDITE MR is a moisture resistant MDF panel designed for use in indoor humid conditions such as kitchen or bathroom installations or furniture, and is a perfect substitute for softwoods or hardwoods where more machining flexibility is needed.
Andrew concluded: “As this was a lengthy project, it was also beneficial for us and the client to use MTX and MEDITE MR as it saved us a lot of time which would have otherwise been spent plaining timber. Instead, many of the decorative pieces left our workshop completely finished and ready for installation.
A family run company, Infinitus Bespoke Interiors specialises in second fit installations and handles design, creation and installation for residential and commercial projects. See their creations on Instagram: @Infinitus_Bespoke_Interiors or get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more on MTX and MEDITE MR and what can be achieved with them, visit: https://mdfosb.com/en/medite/p...