Video: How To Choose Interior Doors
2023 Author: Douglas Hoggarth | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-24 11:23
First of all, you need to formulate your requirements for interior doors and determine:
a price range that is acceptable to you;
required door opening options;
door design requirements;
the need for additional doors (mezzanines, cabinets), similar in design to the doors.
Then, it is advisable to decide on the design of the doors, taking into account the circumstances outlined below. Solid wood doors are the most expensive, but at the same time they can become a true interior decoration and bring the energy of natural wood into the house; elegance of detail processing, variety of forms of massive doors amaze the imagination. These doors will serve for many years, they are maintainable. But the durability and flawless operation of solid wood doors depends on the manufacturers' compliance with all technological process cycles during their manufacture, as well as on the quality of the adhesives and varnishes they use. Some manufacturing firms even put their logo on the fold of the door, as a kind of quality mark, for example Garofoli (Italy).
Many models of modern doors made of combined materials, using wood-like materials (especially MDF), are practically not inferior in beauty, durability and performance to solid wood doors. But they are cheaper and less prone to reacting to changes in indoor humidity. The price of such doors quite strongly depends on the type of veneer used for their decoration, and the type of veneer does not affect the quality of the door, but only gives the surface of the door leaf, one or another shade and texture. In a company offering a wide range of doors, you can save significant money by being able to choose the exterior finish of the door leaf.
Hollow (with honeycomb filling) doors with a molded outer panel, incl. masonite. These doors require a more careful attitude to themselves during operation and are less durable. Mazonite doors are sold both coated with artificial veneer and primed. Primed doors can be painted in the most unusual way, which makes it possible to give your interior a new look.
Door frames can be made of solid wood, chipboard or MDF. Many buyers prefer an array, but this is sometimes not the best option, because such boxes are more exposed to the risk of dimensional changes during operation. New wood-like materials are superior in physical properties to natural wood, and the outer finish of such a box is made with a veneer of the same wood species as the canvas, as a result of which such a box becomes indistinguishable from solid wood. We draw your attention once again to the fact that the technologies for installing boxes from different materials have, each, its own characteristics.
Since it is very difficult to determine the quality of the door leaf during an external visual examination, and there is no mandatory certification for interior doors, it is recommended to purchase doors of either a well-known brand, or to make a purchase in reputable companies that guarantee the quality of their goods.