Woodworking Experts:Please help with a MDF wood question.....
Have my heart set on a bathroom vanity from Vanico-Maronyx Company but can't really afford the ones they do in wood. They also make their vanities in MDF wood and its described on their website as:
"Excel medium density fiberboard (density 32% higher than standard MDF) covered with a slice of wood, grooved and then finshed with clear lacquer; 2 coats of lacquer applied in cross coats,(horizontally and verically; waterproofing and non-yellowing lacquer containing 40% of solid matter; resistant to humidity; final thickness of 4 to 5 mil, which is close to double the industry standard"
I contacted the company about the formaldehyde content of the product and was told:
"The MDF and particle board used in the production are both urea formaldehyde and specs are standing that they are less than 0.30 ppm. The lacquer is solvent base and we see on the tech sheet that "This product has a very low formaldehyde emission and meets the German E1 specification for formaldehyde emission. It does not contain ketones, methanol or aromatics and is also free from D.O.P. and D.B.P. plasticizers. HAPs free solvents."
We have a 5x8 bathroom with a skylight and a vent but no window. Given some of the info I've read on posts, I am thoroughly confused as to whether this is a wise (& healthy!) purchase.
Can anyone out there translate this for me and tell me what you think??