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Types of Interior Doors

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There are many interior door types to choose from depending on the style of your home and the function needed. When designing your space, the doors are often an afterthought, after all, they are already in most homes when you move in. A great interior door can tie a look together, stand-out, blend in, and even save space.

While taste, style and aesthetics are important to consider in choosing the right interior door for your home, it is also important to look into other factors, such as cost, function and the materials use to ensure durability and long lifespan.

Aside from deciding on the type and style of door that you will be using for your home, it is also important to get a general overview of the types of material that is available for their construction. Each type of material that is used for interior doors have their own positive and negative features. Consequently, the materials you choose for your interior door play a key role in terms of their appearance, aesthetic appeal, quality, performance and lifespan.

Wood, metal, composites, and fiberglass are the materials most commonly used for doors. Other alternatives include glass, acrylic and medium density fiberboard (MDF). For more rustic and traditional applications, you can have doors made from reclaimed barn or ship wood. In addition, interior doors can als be solid or hollow core, flush or paneled.

Because interior doors are not exposed to harsh outdoor elements, they are often made of lightweight materials and can be treated in a variety of ways. Read on to learn more about the most popular materials for interior doors.

Medium density fiberboard (MDF) is a type of engineered wood product that is mainly composed of recycled wood fibers. It has become one of the most common interior door materials because of its affordability and durability. MDF interior doors can withstand humidity and heat better than solid wood interior doors. Unlike traditional and natural materials, MDF interior doors are less likely to warp, and are resistant to decay and rot, making them the ideal choice for rooms which are constantly exposed to humidity and moisture such as bathrooms and kitchens. MDF interior doors won’t chip or crack due to heat exposure and won’t expand or contract either, making their finishing longer lasting.

In terms of appearance, MDF interior doors typically mimic the appearance of natural wood. Despite lacking wood grain texture, MDF interior doors are smooth and easy to finish, so in case you decide on changing the color of your doors, you can change its appearance and paint it with a new color easily. And since they can be stained or painted, MDF interior doors offer high versatility and flexibility regardless of the style of your home. A large variety of MDF interior doors are also available in a wide range of attractive styles, which include paneled styles and modern looks.

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