It seems far easier to choose your external doors than it is internal. Firstly, there's less doors to worry about, so it's simply choosing front and back, secondly for some reason it just seems so straightforward, think security, hard-wearing materials and curb appeal, that's it. Internal doors? Well, there's more of them to start with, and we're in and out of them far more than external ones, so one would imagine they have to be hard-working too. So we need internal doors which are durable, resistant to sound and add character to a home's internal design.
What type of internal doors are there?
Naturally, you'll want most of your internal doors to match, but how do you find good internal doors that do all of the above, but are also stylish and fit in with your décor? There are different types, but which one is right for you? We have flush doors, panel doors, hinged, folding, bypass and pocket and if that weren't enough, there are the different materials they come in, wood, UPVC and composite. It's enough to give you a headache, but we're going to try and go through each of them quickly to see which one might be right for you.
Flush doors are flat and smooth and are then stained or painted over. They're the type of door that blends in perfectly with the rest of your home without taking any of the attention away.
Panel doors have either raised wood panels or flat or glass panes. They often cost more than flush doors but if you choose MDF over traditional wood it may be significantly cheaper. Wooden ones will be unfinished so you'll have to stain them yourself, however MDF are ready to paint as they come already primed.
There are standard doors sizes, all of which should fit your door frames, if you do have unusually tall ones then you may have to pay more for your door. Pre-hung doors are popular simply because they're much easier to fit.
Internal Door Frames
Frames are usually all the same, there'll be jambs, stops, casing, threshold and sills. A hinged door is what you will normally find in most homes, with either the door being right or left handed. Right handed is when the door opens towards you, left is when it opens away.
Other Types of Internal Doors
Folding doors are great for confined spaces where a door that swings open would be restrictive. Bypass doors are usually used for storage areas or for closets. They hang from rollers attached to an overhead track. There's usually more than one and they bypass each other, hence the name, these are also quite good for closets. Pocket doors are like bypass and folding, in that they're great for spaces without much room, a pocket door will slide into place that's already been installed in the wall.
The Replacement Door Company – Quality Internal Doors
If you're spoilt for choice and you're unsure as to what type of internal door is right for you home, then get in touch with us here at The Replacement Door Company where we have all types of internal doors, and we'll be more than happy to talk you through each one to help you make an informed decision.