Interior doors: how to choose the best material

When you build your own house or renovate it, the choice of interior doors is one of the most important in aesthetic and functional terms. Every solution should be examined carefully and never be left to chance because these architectural elements have an important function within the environment and represent one of the most influential design components in the general aesthetics of your home or office.

The first characteristic to be assessed, when you have to choose the interior doors, concerns the material. In the past there were exclusively wooden doors, nowadays there are various possibilities and each has its advantages and disadvantages as well as unique features.

Let us therefore look at some materials with which the interior doors are usually manufactured and their characteristics.

Interior wooden doors: a good interior wooden door is beautiful, functional and durable. It is evident that the quality of a wooden door depends essentially on materials (solid wood or veneered? Natural or plywood? Etc…). Even the frame of the door ensures higher quality and durability if made of solid wood and not with timber products, which may undergo alterations and deformations. An high quality interior wooden door is, of course, an element of style which provide exceptional durability and which stands out because of the material used enhanced by specific treatments and finishes. Moreover, it sets the scene as fine wood characterizes each house or office, giving class and elegance devoid of the fashion trends and essentially eternal.

Interior laminate doors: they can be the most economical and favourite choice among the products proposed in the standard supply contracts when building a new house. However, they aren’t always of poor quality and the latest technology have led to the creation of great value laminate doors, characterized by finishes and accessories of the latest generation.

These are the best solutions for those who want to combine accessibility and aesthetics, but also for lovers of modern and contemporary styles. More over, it should be mentioned that the evolution of the interior laminate doors led to the creation of products that, on an aesthetic level, are able to take the appearance of almost any material in an absolutely realistic way. From finishes with three-dimensional effect to high-quality metal details, from concealed hinges to coplanar solutions, also the interior laminate doors can now compete with the finest materials.

Interior glass doors: they can be very beautiful to see, but they must necessarily comply with the highest standards of safety, that is referred to the classification and the description of the glasses used in accordance with the provisions of European regulations. The tempered glass, for example, doesn’t cut but crumble into small harmless fragments in case of breakage of the product. The laminated glass, on the other hand, is composed of two sheets of glass glued onto a film called “PVB”. In this case, if the product breaks, glass will keep its fragments glued, avoiding to hurt people. Interior glass doors, which can be decorated with sandblasted finishes, pictures and special patterns, allow maximum light and environments get airy, open and bright. The impression is of utmost hospitality and never of an enclosed space, and the important aspect of privacy can still be respected.