Kitchen aprons from MDF with a photo printing

When making repairs in the kitchen, special attention should be paid to the area around the work surface, which is called the kitchen apron. This part of the kitchen should be not only beautiful, but also have a high practicality. Indeed, during cooking, various incidents happen: water splashes, fat evaporates during meat frying, flour crumbles if the hostess bakes something. Therefore, a kitchen apron is the place that is the most polluted. After numerous cleanings, it should maintain an excellent appearance.

Naturally, the question arises: from what material should a kitchen apron be made, in order not to be whimsical in care, but also to have a stylish appearance and at the same time to be inexpensive?

Kitchen aprons from MDF with photo printing meet these requirements. This novelty appeared on the market not so long ago, but due to its versatility and unusual appearance it became widespread anda large number of positive reviews.

Let's take a closer look at this new product and try to figure it out.

What is it?

MDF is a fibreboard, which has an average density. Wood shavings together with a special glue are compressed, acting on them with the help of high pressure and high temperature. MDF boards made of high-quality material are much safer than chipboard; in terms of their environmental quality, they are almost as good as natural wood.

Photo printing on MDF plate can be applied in one of the following ways:

  • The film with the printed pattern is glued onto the MDF panel - this is the cheapest way to apply the decor, but it is also the most short-lived option. Panels made in this way are afraid of moisture and temperature changes.
  • The drawing is applied on acrylic plastic, the top is covered with a layer of varnish, which protects the surface from damage. It is somewhat more expensive than the first version, and its quality is better than the previous version.
  • The image is applied to the panel, the top is covered with several layers of varnish, which has the effect of high gloss.In the manufacture of such MDF panels with photo printing using the method of "hot cladding". The kitchen apron made of this material differs in durability and durability, but also has higher price in comparison with two previous options. An example of such MDF panels for the kitchen can be panels from the well-known manufacturer Albico.

MDF panels with photo printing for the kitchen can have a glossy, matte surface or embossing. The embossed coating imitating bamboo or made under wood or stone looks very natural and natural. The only drawback is that such a coating is quite difficult to clean from contamination.


Compared with a different decor for the kitchen, MDF plates with photo printing have a large number of advantages, which favorably distinguish them against the background of another wall covering:

  • Easy and simple installation without the use of special tools. You will be able to install the MDF panel yourself without any help.
  • Sheeting on each panel.
  • High durability - MDF panels with photo printing are not afraid of temperature changes, scratches and dirt. They are coated with a durable gloss.
  • Do not fade in the sun, maintaining for many years its original appearance.
  • Quite affordable price compared to other materials that are used for decorating walls. A kitchen apron made of MDF with photo printing will cost you much less than a similar one made of ceramic tiles.
  • A huge selection of various textures will allow you to perfectly fit such a kitchen apron in a different interior and interior design.
  • MDF boards weigh slightly, for example, the same tile, much heavier than them.
  • Do not cause allergies, as in the manufacturing process using environmentally friendly materials.

Stopping your choice on a kitchen apron made of MDF with photo printing, give preference to the type that has been impregnated from the fire-fighting compound. Thus, you will protect your kitchen from a sudden fire.


Like any other coating, MDF panels with photo printing have some negative features.

The main disadvantages of a kitchen apron from MDF with photo printing:

  • If you poorly attach the panels, over time they can move away from the wall.
  • Chemicals coming into contact with the surface of a kitchen apron made of MDF with photo printing can damage its appearance.


In order to choose an apron from MDF with photo printing, which will be of high quality and suitable for the kitchen, you need to pay attention to some points:

  • Choose MDF board from 3 to 10 mm thick. These are the optimal parameters that will not take away the useful space, often quite limited in the kitchen.
  • Stop your choice on MDF plate, which is covered with plastic, it is more durable and wear-resistant, compared with other analogues.
  • Check product quality certification to ensure that you use safe and harmless materials.


If you have decided not to hang kitchen hanging cabinets on any wall, then you can completely decorate it with MDF panels with photo printing, this will allow the kitchen to become a warmer and quieter room.

If your kitchen is made in bright colors, then you can opt for a kitchen apron with a pattern of flowers, butterflies, the ocean, nature. A bright MDF apron with photo printing will dilute the room by adding colors to it.

The image of the night city will add a highlight to the kitchen, made in a modern style or minimalism style.

If you have a small-sized kitchen, then stop your choice on an apron of bright colors from MDF panels with photo printing.

Kitchen furniture in bright colors will be well balanced by MDF panels with natural texture, made under the tree, bamboo or stone. But such an apron must be in harmony with the flooring.

An apron made using MDF panels with 3D image printing will become an extraordinary element of the decor, transforming the kitchen room and giving it a completely new, stylish and extraordinary appearance.


Installation of MDF panels for the kitchen is very simple, even a novice can handle this task. Try to close the big holes, pull out the sticking cloves, remove the old wallpaper or tile. Before installing the kitchen apron, the walls must be treated with an anti-fungus compound to prevent mold from forming under it.

On MDF stove, which will be used as a kitchen apron, be sure to cut out the holes for sockets and switches.

You need to attach a mounting bar that will support the MDF panel during their attachment. After the installation is completed, it will need to be removed.You can attach the bar using the dowel. Be sure to check that it was attached smoothly, for this, use the level.

Two methods of fastening are most popular:

Glueing onto liquid nails is the easiest and fastest way, since you don’t have to drill holes. It is suitable for smooth walls:

  • put the panel on a horizontal surface so that the back side is on top;
  • apply special glue (liquid nails);
  • Attach the panel to the wall, press it down and leave to dry for 14 to 20 hours.

Install using wooden slats - this method will help hide curved walls and surface irregularities:

  • make holes in the wall and screw in the dowels;
  • install wood screws and slats;
  • make small holes in MDF panels to prevent them from cracking;
  • attach a kitchen apron;
  • use trim plates to close the protruding parts of the bolt. This will allow the kitchen apron to look more neat.

It is necessary to process the ends of the kitchen apron from MDF panels with photo printing. It will help to make the end slats, they need to be glued so that they hold better.They can be chosen in exactly the same shade as the panel or, on the contrary, in a contrasting color, forming a kind of frame.

The gap between the kitchen apron and furniture must be sealed using plastic skirting, which must be glued.

Using a kitchen apron made of MDF panels with photo printing, you can easily transform the kitchen room by adding a bright and unusual accent to it or adding a general color scheme. Be sure to try to harmoniously fit the kitchen apron into the interior and design of the room, and then your kitchen will become a pride, and you will be happy to receive friends and relatives there.

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