CHOOSING A DOOR
Picking the perfect door, be it an interior door or the entry way door, is a very tough decision indeed. A beautiful door is one of those subtle necessities that can make a big difference in your home’s style. So how does one find the perfect door? Let us guide you:
Whether you buy at a store or online, you’ll save time by doing some research online and at least visit a store to truly see what you’re buying. But even when you are visiting various vendors you may need to know if you would be delivered the quality promised at the showroom. It is indeed a tedious task to carry out such a research and on such a micro level but at the end, it is worth the effort.
The style of a door can make a significant difference in the design of your home. Feel free to mix and match a little, but try to keep some elements the same to maintain that sense of flow throughout the house. Be sure to pay attention to the size of the room, a gigantic and ornate door may overwhelm a tiny room and make it appear tinier.
Another important aspect is choosing the door swing. This determines where the hinges and handle will be and which way the door will swing.
An improper frame to a door can quickly detract from the value of a beautiful and expensive door. Using cheap framing materials damage the door and increase the cost in the long run. Keep in mind the relevant details while picking the right frame or seek help from a professional.
Another very important detail is the Door sound ratings. All interior doors are given an STC (sound transmission class). The higher the STC number, the less sound will pass through a door. Generally, 25 is low on the STC scale, 40 is the middle, and anything above 60 is almost entirely sound proof.
There are nearly endless types and styles of doors. The choice of style and materials used should depend on how much room you have, your budget, and what you need.
There are 9 popular styles of doors: Sliding doors, pocket doors, folding doors, flush doors, barn doors, panel doors, french doors, Dutch doors and blind doors.
The materials available to choose from to be used with wood are: solid wood, MDF (medium density fibreboard), hollow core, solid core, and metal and glass. The trick is to make a blend that grooves.