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Is MDF Crown Molding safe in the Kitchen?

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11-27-08, 03:28 AM   #1  
Is MDF Crown Molding safe in the Kitchen?

In my bathroom, I am putting up some crown molding that is 90% recycled plastic (Timbron - Premium Interior Mouldings from Recycled Plastic). I chose this molding because I was concerned about mold and this was the only product that was both mold-resistant and looked like real wood.

The only problem is that the plastic molding is too small to put up in my kitchen. My wife wants to use MDF in the Kitchen, but I am once again concerned about mold.

Our kitchen opens up to rest of the house, so there is a lot of "airflow" which may make mold less of an issue.

So is MDF safe in the Kitchen?

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11-27-08, 04:28 AM   #2  
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As long as the mdf is caulked, puttied and painted [w/enamel] - there shouldn't be any mold issues using it anywhere in the house.

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11-27-08, 08:40 PM   #3  
I've only seen MDF go bad in bathrooms where people have poor ventilation of mositure and throw towels on the floor. We have it all over our kitchen without any issues.

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