Most internal doors these days are of lightweight composite construction. Basically a light timber framework with two hardboard ‘skins’ and a cardboard honeycomb filler.
Not the best thing is you have got teenagers who love slamming doors !
These type of doors are really inexpensive……………..
I recently replaced a damaged door and the door cost less than $50 and came primed, complete with hinge plates. and with a latch already fitted.(Many builders now buy door frames with hinge plates already fitted and the doors are installed by just pushing a hinge pin into place.)
The question for you when specifying your new house is:
“Although the standard internal door is cheap is it the best door for me?”
Here are a just 3 of a wide range of doors available at my local DIY store.
A couple of low additional cost alternatives to the basic painted door that I believe are worth thinking about are:
- A veneer face, typically maple.
- A formed panel skin.
Getting a stronger internal door such as a solid door can have the following advantages.
- Lower noise transmission…………good for home theaters and to isolate the laundry noise.
- Fire Safety……….good for kitchen doors and internal doors to the garage.
- Storage……….easier to install hooks on.
Just remember though that if you want a particular look you can get it, but the cost could be $300 or more per door which can add up if you upgrade every door in your new house.
What type of internal doors do you like ?
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