MDF represents Medium Density Fiberboard and it is a generally expected practice to utilize MDF for baseboards all through the house. MDF has one incredibly huge defect in that it is basically a packed cardboard sort of material. At the point when the MDF gets wet it will puff up and grow like an inflatable. At the point when the MDF extends the paint will break off of the MDF and the MDF will look swelled and terrible. After the MDF extends and afterward dries it won’t recapture its unique shape and it will turn out to be for all time swelled, disfigured and fundamentally demolished. Now and then individuals attempt to sand down the MDF and paint it yet the baseboards won’t ever look as level and equally molded as they were the point at which they were first introduced.
The chance of destroying their baseboards when cleaning a tile floor makes a problem for individuals who need to clean their tile and grout yet don’t have any desire to demolish their baseboards. Water and cleaning synthetic compounds should be utilized to viably clean any messy surface and cleaning tile and grout is no exemption. Certain individuals will endeavor to put blue painters tape on their MDF to shield it from water traversing the MDF. Blue painters tape will assimilate water Baseboard MDF and the water will douse into the MDF somewhat without any problem. Additionally when you eliminate the blue painters tape subsequent to cleaning the tile and grout the blue painters tape can pull off the paint making the MDF baseboards look revolting. Utilizing a waterproof tape, for example, pipe tape will give better insurance from water getting on the outer layer of the baseboards when cleaning the tile and grout. The issue with utilizing channel tape is that water can in any case get under the MDF baseboards and make them puff up and misshape. Likewise conduit tape will pull away all the paint that was applied to the MDF.
Taping off MDF baseboards prior to cleaning a tile floor is certainly not a sufficient answer for securing the MDF baseboards when attempting to clean the tile and grout. One answer for securing MDF baseboards when cleaning the tile floor is to apply silicone caulk between the MDF baseboards and the tile and grout. The silicone caulk will keep any water from getting under the baseboards and making them puff up and get destroyed. Caulking the lower part of the MDF baseboard won’t keep water from getting on the outer layer of the MDF yet a large portion of the water harm to MDF baseboards is done when water gets under the MDF baseboard. The lower part of MDF baseboards isn’t painted and there isn’t anything there to shield them from engrossing water.
Caulking the lower part of MDF baseboards before you clean the tile and grout might be a satisfactory arrangement however it requires a ton of time and work to caulk the MDF and furthermore you should trust that the caulk will dry prior to cleaning the tile and grout. Caulking a tile floor and trusting that the caulk will dry may not be a satisfactory method for ensuring the MDF when cleaning the tile and grout. Another arrangement is to painstakingly control the water and cleaning synthetic substances when cleaning the tile and grout.