You should consider the material that will best suit your needs when choosing a door for interior use. Doors can be made from wood, MDF (medium density fiberboard), molded composite materials or foam.
Solid Hardwood doors
Solid wood doors are the traditional and most common type of door. This door is distinguished by the fact that all its elements are made of real wood. This includes the rails and stiles as well as the panels. These types of doors are available in a number of construction methods and price ranges.
Hollow Core Doors
In recent years, a new construction method of door making has come onto the market. These doors are typically made with an engineered wood core and surrounded by a veneer from real wood. This is a very good choice for homeowners who want the look of a real wood door but are looking for a more affordable option that will stand up to wear and tear over time.
Exterior doors made from real wood
When it comes to doors for exterior applications, JELD-WEN(r) offers a variety of designs and wood species that will add the beauty of real wood without the price tag. These doors come in both prehung and slab configurations so you can choose the right style to fit your project.
A panel door may be the best option if you are looking for a more modern design. These doors are typically made from a solid wood core with separate stiles and rails. However, they can also be made with a hollow core or a solid core. These doors can be very attractive, especially when the wood is a high-end species such as mahogany or dark red meranti.
Depending on the application, a panel doors might be more suitable for partitioning rooms or creating privacy. They can be painted to add interest and class to your home.
Doors with Engineered Cores
Most major door manufacturer have switched to engineered core doors in recent years. While this makes the doors more durable, and less prone for warping over time than traditional solid core doors, they aren’t as beautiful or luxurious as genuine solid wood doors.
Some door manufacturers are making these doors using a thin layer of MDF on the inside and a thick veneer of real wood on the outside. These doors are more sturdy than their counterparts, have a higher aesthetic appeal, and can be more expensive.
If you’re looking for a custom door to fit an interior application, it is best to shop around. There are many options for wood and glass to choose from.
Many retailers sell a variety of custom-made interior doors. These are very affordable, but they can be quite pricey if you’re looking to buy something more expensive or unique.
A custom wood door is a great way to give your home an individual look. They can be stained and painted in a variety colors to match the overall look of your home. They can also have decorative inlays and stained edges.