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Pros And Cons Of Different Interior Doors’ Materials

Different Interior Doors

Published on September 20th, 2022

There are several classifications of interior doors installed inside residential premises.

For example, you can tell doors by looking at the number of panels and lites on the slab. Also, doors can be with glass (glazed), entirely glass, or without glass. The doors can be sliding, swinging, or folding, depending on the door opening mechanism.

This article will offer the pros and cons of different interior doors by type of material. So, for example, when choosing pre-finished interior doors, a good manufacturer is essential. Belldinni’s are good quality doors built using modern technologies and materials.

Solid Wood Doors

Doors made of natural wood are the most expensive, but they are also very durable and reliable. They have unique aesthetic characteristics and look sturdy, solid, and at the same time, stylish. Such doors have high heat and sound insulation.

But at the same time, solid wood doors are the heaviest interior doors. Solid wood doors are subject to temperature and humidity fluctuations and can swell or crack; the doors are protected with special stains, thus reducing the likelihood of moisture entering the material’s structure and helping to preserve it for many years.

Veneered Doors

The veneer’s properties determine the doors’ pros and cons: they are usually lightweight, environmentally friendly, and easy to process.

A veneer door is affordable, has a significant service life, is safe, and is resistant to mechanical stress. However, the veneer fades in the sun.

Laminated Doors

As with veneer, laminated doors are inexpensive, lightweight, and easy to install and clean.

Laminated doors have a wide range of designs, are resistant to abrasion, and do not require special care. However, they have lower resistance to mechanical damage, and their laminate surface is not repairable.

Pre-Finished Doors With Factory Enamel Coating

The qualities of enamel-coated doors influence your choice when buying and finding the right door and when using it afterward.

Enamel Doors Advantages

  • Great choice of colors and combinations.
  • It fits into any interior in different styles.
  • They are resistant to moisture and temperature differences.
  • They are difficult to damage, scratch, and chip
  • The covering can be easily repaired or replaced.
  • We use compounds safe for people.
  • The finish is easy to care for and is not afraid of soap and detergents.

Enamel Doors Disadvantages

  • Even on the best quality enamel finish, cracks and the need to renew the layer will appear with prolonged use.
  • An enamel surface does not withstand severe mechanical shock; as a result, chipping and scratches form. So we recommend protecting the slab from beating with heavy objects and picking with knives, nails, etc.
  • If the enamel layer is damaged, moisture will begin to soak into the frame or MDF panel, which will deform them.
  • Glossy and white enamels show fingerprints and dirt, so you must wipe them often.
  • Models with a quality enamel finish are pretty expensive.

Glass Doors

The pros and cons of modern glass interior doors are largely based on the fact that such entries are more of a design decision as they have shallow heat and sound insulation and sometimes do not provide efficient privacy protection.

But at the same time, they let in a maximum of light, creating a feeling of space and volume. Tempered glass is an easy-to-clean material, resistant to moisture, temperatures, and mechanical damage.

However, such doors are expensive, heavy, and not repairable (although it is not easy to break tempered glass).

Plastic Doors

Plastic doors are incredibly durable, immune to high humidity, and operate in a wide temperature range.

In addition, they are lightweight, so they are easy to install. Today, such doors exist in an extensive range of prices and designs and are generally very affordable.

The disadvantages of such doors include low noise and heat insulation rates and low resistance to mechanical stress; they are also not considered eco-friendly.

Conclusions

In most cases, when we make our choice, we rely primarily on our budget. For example, if you need an inexpensive door, then doors made of solid wood are usually out. Glass doors are also not cheap.

Nowadays, veneered and laminated doors are the most popular, thanks to their affordable price and excellent appearance. Plastic doors are used less often in homes and apartments, although they are functional and convenient.

Doors with factory-applied enamel finish are usually cheaper than solid wood doors and more expensive than veneer/laminate doors; they are reliable, universal, and can function in all indoor locations.

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