What to consider when choosing your interior door?
Interior doors are generally overlooked and do not get enough attention that it deserves. Every room of our houses has a door as per usual and we do not generally notice enough unless it is deformed, broken or there is no door at all!! How odd would it be a bathroom or bedroom without a door? We also notice if we see a fancy, good looking door which is in harmony with the rest of the house.
if you are building a home from scratch or trying to change your outdated, broken old door then you have to make this research. You can change the atmosphere of your home and add beauty with fresh interior doors. So what are the things that we should consider when choosing interior doors? What you need to consider is,
- Choosing the right door for your needs,
- Your budget,
- Available space and size of the door,
- Supplier reliability.
Here we will give you some key factors and ideas to choose the right interior door of your home.
The right door for your needs
Doors are natural elements of our homes which provide privacy and separation. Doors have different functions such as soundproofing, thermal insulation safety, and aesthetics. And developments in the industry of interior door production lead to many options for your needs. Basically there are three types of doors;
- Solid wood, engineered solid wood core
- Hollow core, molded composite or engineered wood such as MDF
Interior doors of your home should reflect the style of your home but at the same time, they should serve to the intended purpose. so it is important to know the characteristics of these door types.
Solid wood internal doors are basically made of a single piece of wood. It has an authentic look and it is sturdy. It provides more sound and thermal insulation. But they are expensive, heavier, and can get affected by changing temperatures and humidity. So it is not suitable for the bathroom or humid places. In order to lessen the poor sides of solid wood, engineered solid wood core doors are designed. Actually they are designed like hollow doors, two sides of molded composite or MDF, but they are filled with engineered filler products like wood fiber blend. It provides protection to temperature and humidity as well as keeping the costs down.
Hollow core doors are cost-effective, lightweight, easy to install, and a popular choice for many people. These are made of molded composite material or plywood and the interior is hollow. They work well for any room of the home from the bathroom and bedroom to a kitchen pantry door. But they are less effective in terms of sound and thermal insulation. One other thing to keep in mind is the harmony of the door with existing furniture, and other items at home.
If you are choosing a door for your baby’s or children’s room, you may choose a door that opens and closes quietly. You can use different types and colors of rooms in your rooms but should be careful not to overdo the mixing.
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) doors are water, and fire-resistant. So they are a good choice mainly for bathroom or humid places. You can also mount glass in different sizes to PVC doors and most of the engineered doors.
Budget and Available Space to Install
The budget plays a substantial role in choosing interior doors. When you think of your basic needs and decorative purposes, finally it comes to think about how much can you spend. If you have a larger order, ask many suppliers as possible to see the best discounts among them.
Available space for your door changes the sizes and the types of the door. Keeping the doors at regular sizes changes the prices as standard manufactured doors have a certain size. But if your door needs to be smaller or larger because of the available space, so you will need to order specially. You may not open a regular door because of available space, so you may need a sliding or folding door. Some differently-abled people may need larger doors or people in wheelchairs needs large two-sided swinging doors all of which are the things to keep in mind.
Supplier Reliability & Feedback
Since engineered wood, molded composite, and MDF doors become widespread, lots of fly-by-night suppliers and other cowboys appear. They may offer cheaper prices but the quality and sustainability of the doors are more important as buying a door is not a short-term investment.
You should find a well-established supplier, look for genuine comments and customer feedback.
Evkap is Turkey’s one of the best interior door manufacturer company with 65 years of experience in the industry. As Evkap, we manufacture wholesale doors and as well as custom made doors on request. We do not compromise the quality of the materials we use, and we always offer the most durable and highest quality doors with reasonable prices to your service.
We always aim to go further by keeping up with technological developments we focus on environmentally friendly recycled materials and we offer you the quality, and sustainability at the same time.