The Curious Case of Valchromat – Organically Colored Wood Fibre Boards

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As much as we adore those natural wood tones and the complex grainy patterning, our heart is forever seeking vibrant hues—after all, a fresh burst of color can do wonders to your interior scheme. However, we usually have to forgo one in favor of another. But what if the wood came soused with pleasing colors? Is that even possible? Valchromat by Investwood is what dreams are made up of—let’s say dreams involving an assortment of beautiful colors on wood. 

Let’s dive into what Valchromat really is. If you thought only X-Men are a result of gobsmacking mutation, you are wrong. Valchromat is an evolved avatar of MDF. They were introduced in 1998 and since then have undergone exhaustive testing and refining for furniture, commercial, and residential applications

These wood fiber panels are soaked in gorgeous colors throughout and as if this feature wasn’t enough to widen our eyes, these panels are impregnated with organic dyes! We hope you got something around you to hold on to! Valchromat panels also possess the unique tonal variation of wood, as that’s their raw material. 

Another peculiarity that adds to their unique coloration is the visibility of small fiber panels on the surface—an alluring flaw that occurs when some of these tiny fibers don’t absorb the organic dyes. Alright, so it fares phenomenally well on the color front but what happens when the surface gets dinked or scratched by accident? Does it leave unsightly discoloration or dent? It doesn’t! You can resuscitate the affected area by simply sanding out and re-finishing it! 

Valchromat is fantastically versatile not only in terms of colors but also in thickness. Like any other wood, Valchromat panel can be finished using wax, varnish, oil or lacquer. These fiber panels are moisture-resistant, which means they can very much be used in bathrooms and areas with high humidity levels after proper edge sealing, of course. We are so imagining them as a soothing background for an outdoor seating ensemble in a beach villa!

These luscious panels can be used in different applications such as furniture, doors, decorative panels, CNC routed elements, and regular paneling.

Last but not least, Valchromat ticks an important box that as house-proud owners and design enthusiasts we all should be mindful of—environment-friendly. The rationale behind Valchromat’s manufacturing is to reduce and hopefully in the very near future eliminate environmental impact. The resultant waste and bark from the production process are reused to fuel the steam boiler. 

Moreover, whenever available—post-industrial waste from sawmills, wood pallets, pine woodchips, etc. are used in the production of these wood fiber panels. Valchromat can also be recycled, which is yet another cherry on the top!

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