When selecting interior doors for your home, style is obviously important – but it is not the only factor in choosing the right door. Size, construction, and material are also important to consider. You’ll want to carefully consider the intended application and use of the door so you can better assess what type of door will be right for you. Let’s look at some of your options:
- Wood Doors: Stain- and paint-grade wood options provide a vast array of opportunities for interior doors. Heavy, durable, solid doors are great for sound reduction, insulation, and stability. The wide variety of wood species provides many options to choose from – Oak, Cherry, Knotty Alder, Poplar, Maple and more – each with their own distinct characteristics.
- Molded Doors: These doors utilize a composite wood construction that results in a very stable door, resisting warping, shrinking and cracking. Molded doors come primed and ready for painting with either a smooth or a textured finish and are available in either hollow core or solid core construction for weight and feel of solid wood.
- Solid Core: Solid core MDF doors utilize a medium density fiberboard core that significantly reduces sound transmission. This core also adds extra weight and heft to mimic the feel of solid wood doors providing stability and support.
- Hollow Core: Lighter weight hollow core doors are popular in light commercial applications. Hollow core molded doors mimic the look of traditional wood panel doors but offer lower cost and a lighter weight for easier handling.
- MDF Stile and Rail Doors: These doors features traditional stile and rail craftsmanship with all the advantages of MDF (Medium Density Fiber) materials technology – resisting warping, shrinking and cracking. MDF doors are constructed like wood doors and are primed and ready to be painted.