Types of interior doors
When choosing interior doors for your home or office, it’s important to first think about what the door will do. There is a variety of doors on the market for specific purposes: decorative doors, protection doors, as well as privacy and security doors. Decorative doors are usually installed inside homes as a barrier between rooms or common areas that do not need security, for example, doors that connect the kitchen with a living room. The main purpose of a decorative door is the general attractiveness and to be an element of decoration of the house. Security doors are usually the doors that connect the home or workplace to the outside world and serve as a security measure to prevent illegal entry and unwanted business on the premises. Security doors always have special locks and are most often made with heavy materials like solid wood or stainless steel for extra sturdiness. Privacy doors are used to keep noise and unwanted people out and to connect common areas such as a person’s bedroom, office, or utility room.
The types of rooms connecting the doors also determine how the interior door will look. Decide what you want the door to do for you and choose accordingly. For example, bathroom doors should be different from cabinet doors, cabinets, or air conditioning rooms, as they all serve a different purpose.
Most homeowners today prefer contemporary design over traditional and modern interior design, although contemporary style is often criticized for being too cold and sterile. Choosing the right door will help contribute to the overall atmosphere of the home and make the contemporary home feel more welcoming and warm, while also contributing to the modern and traditional design. Solid wood doors tend to have a more traditional look.
Interior doors come in a variety of finishes – some people prefer traditional wood, but often individuals and business owners choose veneer, which is much more affordable than solid wood, as well as glass or leather. Veneer doors are ideal for connecting bedrooms and living areas; they provide medium sound insulation and low to medium security. Glass doors are great for rooms that need more light, like the kitchen, bathroom, and sometimes even the outside door. Leather finish is popular in a modern home design; Those kinds of doors are usually used for office or exterior doors in the apartment building. The leather finish is chic and elegant and provides high sound insulation and, depending on the material, high security.
There are interior doors for residential and commercial use. If you are choosing the door for your business, it has to be extremely functional and resistant. The correctly chosen door is an important part of a successful business as it will protect your workplace from unpredictable weather, wind, fire or vandalism and theft. The interior door for commercial use should be practically invisible, so as not to attract too much attention until you need to use it.
Residential doors include folding, pocket, sliding, and French doors. The choice is yours based on the possible door locations and functions listed above.
There are a variety of domestic and foreign interior door manufacturers. Most American manufacturers use American red oak, knotty pine, cherry, and maple wood. Each of those materials has its distinctive color and grain. Italian door manufacturers primarily use high-quality wood, but can also provide high-quality synthetic finishes on demand. The wood for Italian doors goes through a process of strict verification procedures of origin, fiber structure, maturity and texture of the material.
Interior door prices range from $320 for a simple composite wood interior door to thousands of dollars for a more complex, high-quality design. The average price of a great Italian door is about $1000. Fun fact: If the recession didn’t affect you, you might be interested in buying a Gioconda Shine, the most expensive door in the world that retails for just.. $34,000! Gioconda Shine is made of eco-leather and decorated with 31,000 Swarovski crystals.