FEATURED ALL ABOUT HOME ARTICLE FROM December 2012 issue

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type of interior doors
December 2012

Interior doors are any doors that do not provide access to the outside of the house and include doors found on closets, bathrooms, bedrooms, and any other enclosed area of the house.

They are found in any type of dwelling or office and they come in many different types, so it is easy to find one that suits your decor, your preferences, and your budget.

In the way of construction, interior doors include hinged doors and sliding doors. Hinged doors, also known as passage doors, are the most commonly used doors in our homes. The one end of the door is mounted on the hinges, whereas the other end swings into or out of the room. They are easy to install, reliable, closely fitted, and have the best temperature and soundproof characteristics. Hinged doors include regular one-panel doors, French doors (or double doors), and bi-fold doors – usually two panels that are hinged together and fold into each other. Such doors are commonly used for areas such as laundry room, pantry and closets.

Sliding doors also known as bypass doors do not swing open; instead, you need to slide them on the track. Since these doors do not swing open, they do not disturb other elements of the room and are best for smaller spaces. They also add interest to the room decor. Nevertheless, sliding doors are not as good in terms of temperature and soundproofing as the hinged doors. This category includes pocket doors that are the same sliding doors that roll back into the wall to appear virtually invisible when open.

Doors can be made of different materials. Solid core doors are constructed from particleboard or fibre core materials, giving them solid weight that helps reduce noise. They may be made of hardwood, such as oak, ash, beech, or cherry or of softwood – for example, pine. These high-end doors are durable, strong, and stylish.

Hollow-core doors are made with interwoven corrugated hollow cells that support the outer face of the door; they are lightweight, affordable, and ideal for low-traffic areas. The vacuum moulding technology used in manufacturing hollow-core doors ensures their high quality.

Their core is usually made of wood-like materials, including particleboard, or fibre core materials and may be faced with any kind of quality wood.

It is hard to tell the difference between solid and hollow core doors offhand because both categories may come in any desirable style.

Another popular material for facing interior doors is laminate. Laminated panels come in classic or modern design. Laminated doors are resistant to deformation and keep their look for a long time. They are the best for rooms with increased humidity.

Today’s building materials market offers great variety of interior doors suitable for all tastes, styles, and budgets.

Aculo doorS
ph.: 416­877­0449,
905­910­1124
31 Ritin Lane, Unit 2, Concord
www.aculo.ca