30th August 2022

Is VJ panelling waterproof?

No, VJ Board Pro is made using a general purpose Moisture Resistant Medium-density fibreboard (MDF). MR MDF is not recommended for areas that are going to be exposed to a lot of moisture such as external applications or wet areas such as bathrooms. A High Moisture resistant MDF (UHMR MDF) would be required for those areas. There are other VJ Board Panelling systems on the market that claim to be waterproof such as for external areas exposed to the elements. These products use other substrate materials that are more suitable for wet areas, however, the finish isn’t as attractive as VJ Board Pro, and the cost is significantly higher.

Get the VJ Board look for a wet area through Intrims range of lining boards such as LB03. These narrower panels clip together and create the same effect of Vertical Joint wall panelling. Select the Primed FJ Pine option for wet areas,  they provide a beautiful finish and can be easier for an installer in smaller ticky bathrooms compared to the larger VJ panel sheets.