TruStile pioneered the use of medium density fiberboard (MDF) as a preferred material for painted door applications, realizing its many advantages over alternative materials like natural wood. Since we introduced our MDF doors to the market, we’ve seen many impersonators.

What is MDF?

MDF is an engineered wood product made from recycled and recovered wood fiber. The durable and homogenous construction of MDF resists warping, cracking and splitting and outperforms natural wood doors for painted applications.

cross section of TruStile MDF door

Cross section showing TruStile MDF door construction

  • Made to order and built to any size and style.
  • Built with genuine stile and rail construction — never routed or stamped.
  • Made with solid, super-refined MDF that provides a smoother painting surface than pine, poplar or lower-grade MDF alternatives.
  • Engineered for maximum stability and durability — won’t shrink, expand or warp when exposed to environment.
  • More affordable than wood doors.
  • Third party certified by Scientific Certification Systems to contain 69% recycled content, making them ideal for Green building.

Exterior Doors

Many TruStile MDF door styles are available for exterior use. Insulated glass is available in most glass styles. Check with your TruStile dealer for details.

Exterior Door Construction


Built to Your Exact Specifications

Every TruStile door is made to order, each built to the exact style and size you require. TruStile still builds its MDF doors using traditional stile and rail construction, a method usually reserved for wood doors. Our solid MDF doors are never routed or filled with cheap core materials like those of our competitors. Instead, each door is constructed to provide superior, architecturally correct details and an unequaled finishing surface.

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Perfect for Painted Doors

Why paint an expensive wood door? MDF doors are ideal for painted applications and make an affordable alternative to wood doors. The super-refined MDF TruStile uses provides a smoother painting surface than pine, poplar or lower-grade MDF alternatives. Each MDF door has been engineered for maximum stability and durability. They won’t shrink, crack, expand or warp when exposed to environmental conditions.

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Environmentally-Friendly

TruStile MDF doors have been SCS certified to contain 69% recycled content — qualifying them for LEED credits on Green building projects. Our use of low VOC primers and adhesives keeps levels of emissions far below standards. To further reduce emissions, no-added formaldehyde MDF may be specified for those who demand it.

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